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Crushed red pepper, also known as red pepper flakes, are a condiment consisting of dried and crushed (as opposed to ground)red chili peppers. Crushed red pepper flakes are made from hot dried red peppers.

Crushed red pepper shakers have become as standard as salt and pepper on tables at Italian restaurants and especially pizza parlors in the United States. So common, in fact, are the red pepper flakes as a pizza ingredient that the spice is also known as "the pizza pepper.

" Red pepper flakes are not made of one type of chili, but from various combinations of anchobellcayenne and more. Often there is a high ratio of seeds, which intensifies the heat of the pepper. 

Crushed red pepper flakes are used in picklingchowdersgumbosspaghetti saucepizza sauce and sausage. As chilis have become more popular the styles and varieties of peppers used to make crushed red pepper has also increased.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (5g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15Calories from Fat 7
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 0.5
Protein 0.6g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

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