OK, So Just What is The Best Cayenne Pepper Powder on The Market
by Glenn Reschke
Literally every day, if not every other day, I get emails from people all
over the world asking me additional questions about cayenne pepper, for more clarification on its health benefits,
as well as to give unsolicited testimonials regarding their usage of this remarkable spice.
I also get many asking me for my recommendations on the best cayenne pepper powder.
I have to admit, I’ve been a little leery to answer the question on the best cayenne pepper powder. If you’ve
read through this site, you know there are only a few affiliate links. For the first six years of this site,
the only affiliate links were on this particular page. Now, you'll see Amazon links for various books and this
master list of cayenne products. I don't think that's wrong. I've taken great pains to make this a good site.
I also answer emails daily and respond to YouTube and Facebook questions daily as well. That all takes time.
When I created this site in October 2007 or so (only about 5 pages then), my thought was to put a couple of
affiliate links throughout the site at most for I wanted the information's value to be unquestioned without any
ulterior motive perceived.
Turns out, I only put one up from a company called Blessed Herbs.
I’ve personally used -- and do use -- their herbal stuff so I felt good recommending them (it was a cayenne
pepper tincture product).
Nevertheless, I literally never made any money from it and I didn’t mind a bit. (Well, maybe a little!) At
first, it didn't make much, but it did reasonably well for 2010 to April 2012 until Google released what they
call their webspam algorithm update called "Penguin." I even had an offer to purchase this site in Feb. 2012 for
$40,000 but I turned it down.
Anyway, I put this site up around Oct. 2007 without doing any keyword or niche research whatsoever.
My motive was to have the information speak for itself and to share my genuine enthusiasm and gratitude
to this incredible medicinal spice or herb.
I also wanted to prove to readers that the information conveyed was sincere without any overriding thought of
financial reward on my part.
To be quite honest, it doesn't cost a lot of money to put up a site, get a domain name and host it. So, now
the site is solvent and is doing OK (I don't make a lot of money from this site now thanks to Google, I
assure you) notwithstanding no recommended affiliate ads on this site -- until now.
As I get so many emails asking me about the best cayenne pepper powder on such a constant basis, I thought it
was time I answered that question.
After personal research over a three-month period, I've come upon a company that I believe offers the best
cayenne pepper powder on the Internet. Why do I recommend them? Here's why:
- Their cayenne pepper has a wide range of Scoville Heat Units (SHU) from 35,000 to 190,000
- They have an excellent balance of price and quality
- They have multiple varieties of cayenne pepper powder (as well as capsules) that should satisfy almost
- Perhaps most importantly, their cayenne pepper powder is of the highest quality
- They offer a 60-day money-back guarantee on all their products, cayenne pepper powder included
- Many health food stores buy their full array of spices and herbs from them, something I found out about
after writing this page.
I want to discuss point #4 for a moment.
The quality standards of this company really caught my eye. Their commitment to quality pervades their bulk
product purchasing selection, laboratory analysis, and controlled processing. They have their own in-house lab but
they've excelled with independent quality-control testing as well. Let me quote directly from their site:
|Starwest’s facility is inspected annually for good
manufacturing practices by the American Institute of Baking (AIB), from whom we recently received a
score of “Superior.”
In addition, all their products undergo various testing processes including, chemical analyses, physical
analyses, microbiological, organoleptic, and botanical identification, which includes macroscopic, microscopic,
HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography), GC (Gas Chromatography) and TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) testing and
Many of their cayenne pepper powder offerings (they also sell capsuled cayenne and unground peppers) are USDA
organic certified. Many of their cayenne powders are also certified as kosher by the Kosher Certification Service,
and are certified organic by the Quality Assurance International standards.
Recommended Cayenne Pepper Powders
Okay, with all that said, here are the different cayenne pepper powders they offer. To see more info on the
cayenne, or to buy it, just click on the images.
If you're a "cayenne beginner," this is a good place to should start. This has lesser heat or "H.U."
classification (heat units) and is a quality cayenne pepper powder.
This four-ounce option is a good beginners' cayenne as well.
If you prefer to have your cayenne in a small jar, this 35k SHU, 2.2 oz or organic cayenne is a keeper.
This one-pound option of organic 35k SHU cayenne will last you a very long time. It's economically priced as
well at only $17.17.
This four-ounce (113.398 grams) option of the potent 90,000 SHU cayenne is superb. It's cheap too
-- only $4.75 USD.
If you have "graduated" from 35k to 50k SHU cayenne and are ready to give the 90,000 SHU cayenne a try, this is
a good one here. It's also a pound and will last you forever.
Organic Cayenne Powder 160K H.U.
- Price $50.00
1 lb. of Cayenne Powder 160,000 H.U. Organic
The above cayenne is very, very hot and very, very potent. (This is the one I personally use.) Notice it's
160,000 SHU or HU (Scoville Heat Units and Heat Units). It's also very cheap. Building up to this one will take
time but it's a good goal. Very potent and certified organic. A great combination at a great price. (If 90,000 SHU
or a 35,000 SHU cayenne is more to your liking, there are some options above.)
This is another hot one but it's cheaper as it's not USDA organic certified. Still, a very high quality cayenne
For those faint of heart who don't want to drink their cayenne but prefer to take it in capsule form, this is a
very good choice. Only $9.33 for 100 capsules.
If you want to have cayenne pepper extract around for medicinal purposes, this is a good choice. The extract is
concentrated and is certified USDA organic.
For those who want to buy a lot of cayenne pepper capsules in bulk, this is a good option and is cheaper. Only
$33.75 for 500 cayenne pepper capsules.
This 160,000 SHU cayenne pepper is the most potent one offered. I don't recommend it at all for beginners, only
for those who've been using the 90,000 SHU cayenne for a while. It is very potent
and powerful. Do not underestimate it.
You can read my review -- and first experience with it at this page here.
If you've gone through a few of the pages in this website, you know I always recommend buying
cayenne pepper powder in your local health food store.
That recommendation still stands.
If you cannot or choose not to buy online or at your local health food store, then buying cayenne
pepper at your local grocer of choice is an alternative as well, although not recommended. Why? Because the cayenne
they offer tends to be lesser quality cayenne and could be irradiated.
So, yes, that recommendation still stands -- buy locally from a health food store. Of course, I
appreciate any purchases made here.
There is such a thing as "dirty cayenne" as one master herbalist acquaintance of mine calls it.
The truth is even the worst cayenne is still a very potent and healthy aid for your health. It's
just that grocery market cayenne is not ideal.
Moving on, in the interest of full disclosure and total honesty, if you buy these cayenne pepper powders through
this recommended company StarWest Botanicals, I will earn a small commission (15% of the sales price).
Still, I know some will have a problem with that, which I can understand.
An inevitable question, I suppose, is whether or not I'd still buy and recommend StarWest's products if they
didn't have an affiliate program.
I've thought about it carefully and I can say the answer is still yes.
I actually had been recommending them to people for months before putting this page up.
That said, if you feel I'm trying to take advantage of you with this recommendation, then buy cayenne locally or
go to StarWest Botanicals site directly. Here's their non-affiliate link URL: http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/.
For more information on my view of affiliate sales, click on my Affiliate Policy link here or at the bottom of the navigation bar to your left. Just
scroll up a bit and you'll see it.
Whatever option you decide, I sincerely hope you will add cayenne pepper to your health regime,
but it's up to you. It's a truly remarkable spice that has so many astonishing health benefits. My life has
been truly blessed by taking this wonderful powder.
It's a blessing from God, in my opinion.
It's lowered my LDL cholesterol level, healed a persistent hemorrhoid problem, healed me of an
ulcer, lowered my blood pressure, improved my energy levels and has strengthened my heart.
So, there you have it. I've been as straightforward and upfront as I can be.
I hope you've found this page useful.
Yours in health,