Cayenne pepper, also known as bird pepper, Guinea spice, and red pepper is slightly sweet and hot pepper in the Capsicum annuum species. Also included in the species are other well known peppers such as jalapeño, bell pepper, and paprika.
High in vitamin A, cayenne pepper is sometimes used as an herbal supplement because of its ability to dilate blood vessels and increase metabolism. This increased rate of metabolism is caused by the high amount of capsicum contained in the pepper and studies have shown that it is beneficial for long term weight loss.
Sonoran Spice Cayenne Pepper Powder rates at over 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville Heat Scale making it a medium to hot pepper.