Cayenne is the most commonly used chile powder in the world and may also be referred to as a finger chile, Ginnie, or bird pepper. When harvested during the warmer months, it is green but turns red as cooler weather arrives. It has a very hot, biting flavor; so season to taste. Cayenne is a key ingredient in spreads, dips, sauces (enchilada and buffalo wing), and marinades.
Spice Fun Fact: Also known as the ʺGuinea spiceʺ and named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana, cayenne extract is used as an active ingredient in beverages such as energy drinks.