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Organic Cayenne

  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Nut-Free

Ground Organic Cayenne


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All about Cayenne


Hot, hot, hot! Our organic cayenne is made of ground organic red chili peppers that carry a lot of heat! Now if that worries you, simply add our cayenne gradually to your recipe.

Country of Origin
Food Complements
Beef, Avocado, Cheese, Chicken, Corn, Fish, Onions, Pepper, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Pasta
Flavor Complements
basil, bay, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, oregano, paprika, turmeric
Once a spice is ground, flavor deteriorates with exposure to light, heat, air, humidity and time. For maximum freshness, store in dark airtight container in cool dry place.

African - Originally cultivated in the Cayenne district of French Guiana, cayenne peppers are commercially cultivated all over the world with Mexico, China and East African being leading producers. You will find cayenne in many East African curry based stews.

Cajun & Creole - Cayenne is a key ingredient in Cajun Spice blends, and used liberally in Jambalaya.

Mexican - Cayenne pepper is probably most well known for its role in Mexican cooking – in spicy sauces, meat marinades, and in enchiladas, tacos and fajitas.

Spanish - While not used heavy-handedly in Spanish cooking, cayenne is an essential ingredient in paella, and lends its red color to Spanish rice and many other recipes.


hot paprika

chili powder

red pepper flakes

4 drops hot pepper sauce = 1/8 tsp cayenne

In these Spice Blends

Organic Berbere Spice, Organic Cajun Spice, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Coriander Cumin Rub, Organic Curry Powder, Organic Harissa, Organic Moroccan Spice, Organic Ras el Hanout, Organic Southwest Spice

In these Gift Sets

Bridal Bouquet, Marco Polo, Mexican Standoff, Spanish Armada, Wedding Box

Health Benefits

Anti-inflammatory; improves circulation; enhances memory; opens respiratory passages

Product Testing

In response to concerns over food safety, many in the spice industry are taking measures to provide you with the information you seek. While testing has always been conducted, certificates of analysis (COAs) are now accompanying most products through the supply chain. COAs identify country of origin, certifications, best by dates, and information on product testing.

As of August 2022, Smith & Truslow spice jar labels have “best by” dates (as opposed to “packaged on” dates), and include lot numbers that correspond to the COA for the enclosed spice or herb. If you would like to review the COA for the lot we are currently selling, or for one that you have already purchased, please send an email to: Be sure to indicate 1) the spice name, and 2) the lot number, and we’ll respond with a PDF of the COA, as is available.

Heavy Metals

Ground Organic Cayenne, test results for current lot# SCAYE28-2311

Results Specification*
Lead 0.06 ppm < 5 ppm
Arsenic 0.02 ppm < 2 ppm
Cadmium 0.04 ppm < 2 ppm
Mercury 0.004 ppm < 1 ppm
Combined 0.124 ppm < 10 ppm
*FDA 2021 spec, except for cadmium which is not currently FDA regulated.


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