- Crushed, dried red pepper flakes are most often produced from cayenne-type peppers, though sometimes a variety of peppers are used such as bell peppers, cayenne, jalapenos, chiltepin, and all forms of New Mexico chili.
- A spicy condiment that is often used to add heat and a tangy flavour to recipes.
- It is common to see red chili flakes in pizza parlours and in Italian restaurants as a condiment.
- They usually range between 30,000 and 50,000 on the Scoville unit range. (USA: ASTA: 11.9, SCOVILLE: 22,700 SHU and from India: ASTA: 21.3, Scoville: 54,000 SHU)
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry location in a sealed container.