View Full Version : Friday Trivia: Cayenne Pepper

Star lover
April 12th, 2019, 06:52 AM
Cayenne pepper is named for Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.


The pepper itself originated someplace in South America, possibly French Guiana, possibly not.

Never the most hospitable place to live, French Guiana is a French overseas department notorious as a penal colony for much of its history.

It is known as the largest European Union territory outside Europe. It is also the European Space Agency's main launch site, the second-busiest in the world after Cape Canaveral.

More about cayenne peppers:
Immature cayenne pepper is green, which is also known as hot pepper.
Cayenne peppers are actually hotter when they are more mature, in their red form.
Botanically speaking, the pepper is a berry, not a vegetable.
Cayenne is also known as guinea spice, cow horn pepper, aleva or bird pepper, and red pepper.

April 12th, 2019, 09:54 AM
I was checking out at Dollar Tree the other day and the lady in line ahead of me had a case (12 bottles) of cayenne. The cashier commented that she must really like cayenne, and she said "No, don't really use it for cooking - we spread this around the outside perimeter of the house and we have never had any bugs". Living in Florida, I thought that was interesting!

April 12th, 2019, 03:11 PM
I may have to try that to get rid of some pesky ants.


Snip Snip
April 12th, 2019, 11:52 PM
I used it to repel cats from using a doorway flower bed as a litter box.