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Is red pepper the same as cayenne pepper?

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Red pepper is such a loose term, it's hard to be sure what someone could mean, especially as usage varies from place to place. It often means a hot pepper such as cayenne. Paprika is also a red pepper, and in Britain, a red pepper would be a sweet red pepper. Capsicum is the chemical in the hot peppers which make them hot. Capsicum is also used in topical pain creams to alleviate muscle pain. However, cayenne peppers are better known as red hot chili peppers, so they shouldn't be the exact same thing.
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Can you substitute cayenne pepper for crushed red pepper?


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