Cayenne - African

Africa / Capsicum annum

The flavor of African Cayenne is bright and intense, along with a stunning heat level of 100k on the Scoville scale. For reference, this makes it more than twice as hot as our more typical Indian cayenne, at 40k.

African cayenne is a must for cajun and creole dishes and we've included it for an extra bump of heat in our Piri Piri blend.

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  • Double sized chile cayenne african
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