Cayenne Pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, Cow Horn Pepper, aleva or bird pepper, comes from red hot chilli peppers.
The fruit, or body of the peppers are dried and then ground down, pulped and baked, and then sifted to make the spice known as Cayenne Pepper.
Cayenne is high in vitamin A. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium and manganese and is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, and has also been used medicinally for thousands of years.
They are used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to treat poor digestion and digestive ailments.
Also known as Capsicum Extract.