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Cayenne pepper

What is cayenne pepper?

About the ingredient cayenne pepper. Including 1,647 recipes with cayenne pepper, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.



Cayenne pepper is high in vitamin A. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium and manganese.

Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisines. It is employed variously in its fresh form, dried and powdered, and as dried flakes. It is also a key ingredient in a variety of hot sauces, particularly those employing vinegar as a preservative.

Cayenne pepper


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.

Where found

Cayenne pepper is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cayenne pepper is a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does cayenne pepper weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tbsp 5
1 tsp 1

In Chinese:辣椒
British (UK) term: Cayenne pepper
en français:poivre de cayenne
en español:pimienta de cayena

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