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Red pepper flakes

What are red pepper flakes? About the ingredient red pepper flakes. Including 1,401 recipes with red pepper flakes, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


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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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 1337 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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