This cool pepper has a rich spicy flavor with just the right amount of heat for most folks.
It's hotter than the Jalapeno but not as hot as a Habanero. If you're making a powder or flakes, try slightly roasting them in the oven with the broiler on before grinding up. Cayenne's are dependable producers and early enough for shorter summers. Also very good diced up fresh and used to top off many dishes.
Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 - 50,000 SHUs.