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Spices, Cayenne Pepper

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Description

Cayenne pepper is made from the dried pods of pungent chili peppers.

This fiery spice adds flair to dishes from Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. Don't be misled by cayenne's neutral smell. While it bears little aroma, it is extremely hot to taste and is found in traditional Mexican and Italian dishes.

Cayenne pepper is rich in antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation.

Estimated Glycemic Load=0

 

Selecting & Storing

Keep cayenne pepper refrigerated.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminA
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)pepper

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Calories: 6

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 12 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.35 g
Saturated Fat
0.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.06 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.17 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
13 g
ALA
13 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.13 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.59 g
Sugars
0.21 g
Fiber
0.54 g
Protein
0.24 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
832.2 IU
17%
Vitamin C
1.53 mg
3%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.6 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.05 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
1.61 mg
2%
Folate
2.12 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.17 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
1.03 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
2.96 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.16 mg
1%
Magnesium
3.04 mg
1%
Manganese
0.04 mg
2%
Phosphorous
5.86 mg
1%
Potassium
40.28 mg
1%
Selenium
0.18 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.6 mg
0%
Zinc
0.05 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
436.8 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
125.04 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
263.14 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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