Red Pepper Flakes

Red pepper flakes, also known as crushed red pepper, are a fiery concoction made from various red peppers, including cayenne, bell peppers, jalapeños, and more. While the exact pepper ratio may differ among brands, cayenne pepper typically dominates, making these flakes undeniably spicy.

Capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat in peppers, offers anti-inflammatory properties. Some research even suggests that red pepper flakes may be linked to a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease or cancer.

Ready to add some heat? Try red pepper flakes in my fiery Hot Honey recipe.

 

Thanks to Alison Garbarini for her contributions to this article.

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