Crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes is a condiment consisting of dried and crushed (as opposed to ground) red chili peppers.  This condiment is most often produced from cayenne-type peppers, although commercial producers may use a variety of different cultivars, usually within the 30,000–50,000 Scoville unit range. The town of Bukovo in the Republic of North Macedonia is credited with the creation of crushed red pepper. Crushed red pepper is used by food manufacturers in pickling blends, chowders, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, soups and sausage.

 

Our Chili Pepper Flakes are from the Guntur chili variety and will add a richness of flavor and a medium (35K H.U.) heat, without being overwhelming. They’re great for American, Asian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and Creole cooking. Chili Pepper Flakes are the proper pepper to use when a recipe calls for the ingredient "red pepper flakes".

 

You can add the flakes to salsa, avocado dip, taco and enchilada sauces, vegetable dips, dressings, chili, pizza, and omelets for an extra zesty flavor. You can even spice up a meat marinade or barbeque sauce with a shake of Chili Flakes. Makes a delicious dipping sauce for bread when the flakes are infused in olive oil. They are also often used as a table condiment, adding a pleasant heat and attractive appearance to any dish.

 

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat of the cayenne and chili peppers, as reported in Scoville heat units (S.H.U. or H.U.), due to the capsaicin concentration. The substances that give the peppers their intensity when ingested are capsaicin and the related compounds known as capsaicinoids. The greater amount of these compounds there are in the chili, the hotter it is.

 

Ingredients: Organic dried Guntur chili flakes (35K H.U.)

CHILI PEPPER FLAKES

$6.00Price
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