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Red pepper flakes

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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 ancho, bell, cayenne and more. Often there is a high ratio of seeds, which intensifies the heat of the pepper. 

Crushed red pepper flakes are used in pickling, chowders, gumbos, spaghetti sauce, pizza 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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Frontier Chili Peppers Red Crushed (15,000 Heat Units), 1.2-Ounce Bottle

Frontier Chili Peppers Red Crushed (15,000 Heat Units), 1.2-Ounce Bottle

by Frontier COOP

1.2 Ounce Bottle A mildly hot chili pepper (15,000 HU) for adding pizzazz to sauces and other savory recipes All-Natural, Non-GMO Verified Non-Irradiated, Kosher Frontier is a member owned co-op, responsible to people and planet

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Gel Spice Crushed Red Pepper Chilli Flakes - Bulk Size - 4 Pound

Gel Spice Crushed Red Pepper Chilli Flakes - Bulk Size - 4 Pound

by Gel Spice Company, Inc.

Superior Quality Non-GMO Kosher

$22.99

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Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Crushed Red Pepper, 1lbs - Non GMO and Gluten Free | Adds Taste and Flavor [Packaging may Vary]

Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Crushed Red Pepper, 1lbs - Non GMO and Gluten Free | Adds Taste and Flavor [Packaging may Vary]

by Naturevibe Botanicals

Crushed red pepper flakes are made up of a combination of red chili pepper types. Ancho, bell, cayenne and other peppers can all be part of the dried and ground pepper mix. The health benefits of crushed red pepper extend beyond its use as a flavoring. These spicy little flakes can also boost metabolism, help to decrease hunger. The heat you get from crushed red pepper comes from the capsaicin it contains. The more capsaicin, the hotter the pepper. Capsaicin does more than just give the peppers their spicy bite, it has numerous health benefits. Capsaicin may also act as an appetite suppressant that enables crushed red pepper help with weight loss. Other possible health benefits of the compound include its potential as a painkiller. The burn that comes from eating spicy crushed red pepper flakes may be responsible for its metabolism effects. Adding just half a teaspoon (one gram) of dried, ground cayenne pepper to meals helped subjects burn more calories afterward than those who didn't consume the spicy pepper mix. Crushed red pepper to be an appetite suppressant for people unaccustomed to the spice. Adding half a teaspoon of dried chili peppers daily was able to decrease feelings of hunger in those who didn't normally eat dried red peppers. Crushed red pepper contains a small but still significant amount of vitamin C, which is important for your immune system health. In addition, crushed red pepper is a good source of vitamin E, another important antioxidant vitamin. Lastly, vitamin B6 is present as well. Vitamin B6 is sometimes called pyridoxine and is important for your immune system and your nervous system

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12-Ounce Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

12-Ounce Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

by San Antonio

12-Ounce crushed red pepper. High quality Used in restaurants and home gourmet cooking All-Natural, Kosher

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Nutrition

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

Red pepper flakes are usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Red pepper flakes are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do red pepper flakes weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 5
1 tsp 1

In Chinese:红辣椒片
British (UK) term: Red pepper flakes
en français:flocons de piment de poivrons rouges
en español:hot pimiento rojo

Recipes using red pepper flakes

There are 1425 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry

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