Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

The cayenne pepper is a type of Capsicum annum. It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. Cayenne is a very popular pepper that is used in a variety of dishes and flavorings.

The antioxidants in cayenne pepper include:

  • vitamin C, which also supports the immune system
  • vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • cryptoxanthin, a source of vitamin A



  • 4 tablespoons chili powder , you can use a mixture
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional Additions: 1 teaspoon or more of onion powder cumin, dried basil, dried oregano, etc.


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust for salt and vinegar. Add more water or vinegar for a thinner sauce.
  3. You can use the sauce as-is at this point, or heat it in a small pot. Simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop even more.
  4. Cool, bottle and enjoy.

Health Benefits

Support peristaltic action in the intestine

Rebuild stomach tissue

Stimulates digestion

High beta-carotene content helps to reduce symptoms in asthma and increase immunity

Enhance cardiovascular performance

Reduce cholesterol levels

Helps in arthritic joints pain and inflammation

Antioxidant, helps weight loss