Cayenne Pepper Capsicum annuum 60,000 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 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 Pepper 60,000 HU is hotter than Eden Pepper 25,000 HU. Cayenne is ideal for Southwestern, Mexican, and South American spicy dishes. Organically grown in India. Protective amber glass jar. kosher and pareve.