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African Bird Pepper Ground

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African Bird Pepper, also known as Capsicum Annum, is a hot chili that grows wild in parts of northwest Africa. With a scorching 150,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units, African Bird Pepper can awaken many dishes including soups, casseroles, chowders, and curried dishes.

Add a heaping spoonful of African Bird Pepper to corned beef hash, beans, or rice for a fiery endorphin rush. Since it is flavorful, it can also be used as a substitute for Cayenne Pepper when seasoning sausage, pot roast, poultry, and barbecued meats as well as a vast number of dishes of the Portuguese cuisine.

This pepper contains carotene molecules that have potent antioxidant elements. African Bird Pepper, and more specifically Cayenne, has been successfully used to treat arthritis, psoriasis, cluster headaches, and amputation pain as well as lower the rate of cardiovascular disease.


Use in place of cayenne, on rice dishes or to spice up corn beef hash, eggs or as a pepper replacement.


Dried birdseye chiles.

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  1. Exceptional quality

    Posted by Prince on 10th Mar 2018

    Excellent product and exceptional quality!

  2. Africa bird is the best!

    Posted by Elena on 19th Jan 2018

    Excellent product!

  3. Good Quality

    Posted by Norman on 5th Oct 2017

    Thank you for replacing the first order that came with the lid broken. The product is of good quality, you only need to put a little more packing in the box.

  4. African Bird Is the Best Cayenne!

    Posted by Johanan on 30th Aug 2017

    African Brid Cayenne is the best tasting of all the cayennes and this seems to be a very high quality of AB powder. I do not think that the rating of 15,000 heat units is accurate, however, and would rate it more like 1000,000. This is still a very respectable amount of heat for anyone and I was glad that the rating was a little high! I will be reordering from this supplier when I finish this batch.

  5. Awesome

    Posted by Lorie on 28th Dec 2016

    I had been using 90,000 heat units before, but when I sprinkled a .25 ts on my salad that I also chop up a garlic clove into, I had smoke coming from my ears! I love the heat it gives and is helping drop my blood pressure! I will be buying this every time I need cayenne from now on!

  6. Awesome

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Aug 2016

    Love it

  7. Flamethrower

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Dec 2015

    This is the most hottest pepper I have ever put in my mouth.. EVER! I put about 4 tablespoons of it into my homemade salsa. And I mixed it in. Right after I had the first bite, it felt like firecrackers were going off in my mouth. Lol. But, even though I love hot stuff, I don't think I can continue using this. Because it is way too hot for me. To be honest, I was planning on buying some Jalapeno powder from the beginning. Yet, my 'Heat Seeking' senses got the better of me. If you are someone that has only had Jalapeno pepper, and other very low heat peppers. Then, I highly recommend for you to get this in 'Stove' portion. So that you can test it without spending alot. Yet, if you are a 'Pepper Inquisitor', then you should get this in at least Bulk portion (16oz). I additionally have never heard of this pepper. I had happened to discover this site by just searching for pepper stuff on google. And it wasn't long until I had came across this 'Mouth Flaming' pepper. Anyways, I don't know what I'm going to do with my remaining salsa, because it is too hot for me. I may feed it to the birds ;)

  8. Wonderful Product!

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jun 2015

    This product has so many health benefits, it is considered to be a medicinal pepper! A little goes a long way, but gives the kick and the flavor that we want!

  9. Best African Bird Pepper Available

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jul 2014

    I need the heat. I first bought African Bird Pepper in a NYC street market. Awesome! I shopped around and bought a couple of times from people selling African Bird Pepper online. Not hot and a great disappointment. Great American Spice Company African Bird Pepper is consistently as advertised, scorching 150,000 Scoville heat units, with a wonderful flavor. Look no further. I buy by the pound!

  10. Hotter than Cayenne

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2013

    This is the second time I have ordered African Bird Pepper.

    The first time I ordered African Bird Seeds and ground them myself. That was an unfortunate experience, because the ground seed seemed to become airborne and it was very painful.

    I purchased the ground African Bird to avoid that. This pepper is very hot, but it does not seem to be as hot as the freshly ground bird seed. I don't know why that is unless the company has added something to the ground to preserve its freshness.

    Considering the alternative, I would definitely purchase this product again from this company, unless they significantly raise their price.

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