What does the organic cayenne in Real Salt Organic Seasonings do?

Organic cayenne brings a peppery flavor and medium heat to Real Salt Organic Seasonings.

Ground cayenne pepper is one of the most popular culinary peppers around. (In fact, we’re willing to bet you have some in your spice rack right now.) It’s the pepper of choice in most kitchens because it packs a significant amount of spicy heat without entering too-hot-to-handle territory.

A variety of the Capsicum annum pepper, cayenne pepper comes from a long, skinny red pepper. Many people don't realize this, but paprika and ancho chili pepper are made from varieties of the Capsicum annum pepper too. They’re made from less spicy varieties.

Cayenne pepper is a good source of nutrients and antioxidants, so it makes a great addition to a healthy diet. We included it in some of our Real Salt Organic Seasonings because it delivers an ideal amount of heat that complements rather than overpowers the other spices in our blends.

We take great care in sourcing organic spices from companies that adhere to strict USDA federal regulations for organic food-grade products, and that includes our cayenne pepper. The cayenne we use is also non-GMO and kosher-certified.

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