Spice Origins: A very hot variety of the capsicum chili pepper brought to West Africa by the 15th century Portuguese traders who gave it this Portuguese name. This spice is a very hot pungent chili pepper. Used in spice blends and mixes. Spice Description African Bird Pepper (Capsicum annum), comes in at a scorching 150,000 Scoville Heat Units. Culinary Uses. Try a heaping spoonful in corned beef hash or rice and beans for a fiery endorphin rush. Used as a substitute for cayenne as it is more flavorful.
This Ethiopian spice mix is a staple used in lamb and other meat dishes. If you?ve never experienced North African cuisine this is an easy way to make any meat dish take on an exotic Adis Abbaba inspired culinary journey. This great spice mix is wonderful for its effect on the taste buds as well as health. Black pepper and cloves aid food digestion by increasing digestive juices, including natural stomach acid. Ayurvedic medicine use it to treat colds, flus and other infections. Ingredients: dried red chili peppers; black peppercorns; ground ginger; cloves; coriander seeds; ajowan or cumin seeds; cardamom seeds; fenugreek; cinnamon.