The cayenne pepper is a type of Capsicum annuum. It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. Cayenne peppers are a group of tapering, 10 to 25 cm long, generally skinny, mostly red-colored peppers, often with a curved tip and somewhat rippled skin⠀

Primarily dried and used for powder but can be used in its whole form in curry’s and other spice related dishes⠀

Scolville scale - 30,000–50,000