Organic Cayenne Pepper

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Description

Organic Cayenne Pepper packs a nutritional punch.

Organic Cayenne Pepper is a vibrant orange/red colour, its botanical name is capsicum spp. Our organic cayenne powder is dried naturally in warm air when it is fresh from the field.  It is then gently milled to a fine, free flowing powder.

Cayenne can be sprinkled over any meal and has a really impressive nutrition content, so if you like it hot you have a great excuse to add more.

Cayenne is often added to health drinks and detox diets because it is so full of goodness. Did you know cayenne is rated by its heat?  This batch has a rating of 25 thousand Scoville Heat Units.  We also stock cayenne with 40 thousand Scoville Heat Units if you like it hot!

Origin: India

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Cayenne Pepper

Organic Cayenne is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. It is a source of Thiamin, Folate, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the formation of connective tissue.  It is also needed for the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Phosphorus: This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function and normal function of the immune system.  They also  contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Vitamin A: This vitamin contributes to normal skin, vision and immunity.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Calcium: Plant based sources of this important nutrient are vital for vegan diets.  Calcium is necessary for the maintenance of teeth and bones and for muscle function.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, metabolism of fatty acids, protein synthesis as well as the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1331kj/318kcal
Fat 17.3g
of which saturates 3.3g
Carbohydrate 56.6g
of which sugars 10.3g
Fibre 27.2g
Protein 12g
Salt 30mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin A 41610mg 832% RI
Vitamin C 76.4mg 127% RI
Vitamin E 29.8mg 149% RI
Vitamin K 80.3mg 100% RI
Thiamin 0.3mg 22% RI
Riboflavin 0.9mg 54% RI
Niacin 8.7mg 44% RI
Vitamin B6 2.5mg 123% RI
Folate 106mcg 26% RI
Calcium 148mg 15% RI
Iron 7.8mg 43% RI
Magnesium 152mg 38% RI
Phosphorus 293mg 29% RI
Potassium 2014mg 58% RI
Zinc 2.5mg 17% RI
Copper 0.4mg 19% RI
Manganese 2.0mg 100% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Cooking Instructions

Our organic cayenne pepper has an SHU of approximately 25,000. This is around medium heat so we find a couple of pinches to a regular pot will add a good chilli punch.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Cayenne pepper is great sprinkled on any meal if you like spicy food.
  2. Cayenne is a nice addition to a hot lemon and honey drink if you have a cold.