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Crushed Red Pepper 20K

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Crushed Red Pepper 20K 

Crushed red pepper is made from a combination of peppers from the capsicum annuum family, such as serranos, jalapenos and ancho peppers. The most common pepper used to make crushed red pepper flakes is cayenne peppers, which is mostly grown in India, the United States, East Africa and Mexico. 

Cultivation of the plant was spread rapidly throughout the tropics and sub-tropics by the Spanish and Portugese, which was facilitated by the seed’s long viability. 

Olam Spices’ capscicums, that will eventually be mixed into crushed red pepper, are grown in India and processed at our facility in Cochin, India. Our crushed red pepper is made of large flakes of crushed chili peppers and seeds that are medium-high heat.

Crushed Red Pepper 20K 

So, what can crushed red pepper be used for? Crushed red pepper has many applications, including: 

  • To add spice to pizza or pasta dishes
  • In pickling blends, chowders or sauces
  • As an addition to soups and salads
  • In curried dishes, casseroles or stews
  • Used as a condiment for Mexican, Asian, South America or Italian cuisine 
  • Added to stir fry to elevate the heat
  • Included in South American adobos

History of crushed red pepper

Crushed red peppers are members of the Solanacae family, also known as the nightshade family. It is believed that crushed red peppers originated from southern Italy in the late 1800s, where people of this region enjoyed adding more spice to their dishes. Researchers have found that southern Italians who immigrated to the United States would grow hot peppers in their gardens, which would make its way into their food.

America’s first pizzeria, Lomardi’s in New York, which opened in 1905 and catered to the large south Italian immigrant population, recalled the use of red pepper flakes in crumbled stainless steel bowls, until switching to pepper shakers in 1950.

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