Cayenne Pepper Capsicum annuum 25,000 HU a.k.a. Guinea pepper, bird pepper, or red pepper is a variety of dried and ground red hot chili pepper. Hot and spicy, it adds zesty flavor and fiery heat to stews like chili, creamy sauces, refried beans, spicy barbecue sauce, marinades, etc. It is native to and named after the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Commercial varieties often contain other seeds, salt, and spice. Eden Cayenne is pure. Cayenne is used sparingly. The heat index of cayenne is shown in Heat Units (HU). The greater the HU, the hotter the cayenne flavor. Eden Cayenne 25,000 HU is milder than Eden Cayenne Pepper 60,000 HU. Cayenne is a popular spice in many cuisines and is ideal for Southwestern, Mexican, and South American spicy dishes. Organically grown in Israel. Protective amber glass jar. kosher and pareve.