Cayenne pepper is a breed of chilli pepper, that belongs to the nightshade family of flowering plants and is closely related to jalapenos and bell peppers. Cayenne peppers are a popular spice used in many different styles of cooking worldwide, Cayenne pepper has also been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years renowned for having many health benefits from anti irritant properties to being used as an digestive aid and many many more. Ground cayenne pepper is made up from sun dried caynenne chillis that have been ground into a poweder. Ground cayenne has a smokey, powerful aroma as well as fierce heat. Ground cayenne pepper is exceptionally hot and most often used for sparinkling a little spice into a recipe.