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    is cayenne the same as ground red pepper?

    I was trying to find ground red pepper in the spice section. Is this the same as cayenne pepper?

    One more thing, when a recipe says red pepper flakes (which I use), can I substitute and use just a bit of the ground stuff. I would assume I would have to use a lot less of the ground stuff.


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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Northern California
    Yes, cayenne is the same as ground red pepper. Also you can substitute it for red pepper flakes but be VERY careful. A little goes on a long way.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Lenexa, KS
    Yes. Cayenne = ground/crushed red pepper. You might find the attached link handy. I've bookmarked it and refer to it often.

    I have personally never subbed crushed red pepper for pepper flakes (since I have both on hand at all times), but accoring to Food Subs, just use less of the ground (as you surmised).

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