50 fresh seeds in a transparent plastic bag + germination manual.
Easy to grow.
Hot red peppers.
Germination Rate: 85%.
Packed: April 2017.
Perfect for container growing.
The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper, is a hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. It is also sold whole or crushed as red pepper flakes. Cayenne chiles are generally sold dried. The majority of cayenne chiles are used to make cayenne pepper. The word cayenne seems to come from kian, the name of a pepper among the Tupi Indians in what is now French Guiana and was named after either the Cayenne River or the capital of the country, Cayenne.
Cayenne peppers have a Scoville heat level of 30000-50000 units, comparing to the sweet bell pepper at zero. When hot peppers are consumed, capsaicinoids bind with pain receptors in the mouth and throat that are responsible for sensing heat. Once activated by the capsaicinoids, these receptors send a message to the brain that the person has consumed something hot. The brain responds to the burning sensation by raising the heart rate, increasing perspiration and release of endorphins. Hot peppers should be eaten with caution!
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