Cayenne Pepper

Our cayenne pepper powder rates at 90,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville Heat Scale making it a medium to hot pepper. The pepper is classified as a Capsicum annuum, with annuum meaning annual but the plant is actually a perennial that can produce the peppers over the course of a few years under optimal growing conditions. Other peppers under the same classification include bell peppers and jalapeño peppers. 

The flavor of the peppers is sweet making it an ideal pepper for uses such hot sauces, curries, and dry BBQ rubs.