Red pepper spice, also known as cayenne pepper or chili powder, is a popular spice made from dried and ground red chili peppers. It has a vibrant red color and a fiery, hot flavor. Red pepper spice adds a strong and intense heat to dishes, ranging from mild to extremely hot depending on the variety and concentration used. It is often used in cuisines worldwide to add heat and spice to sauces, stews, soups, meats, and vegetables. The spiciness of red pepper spice is attributed to a compound called capsaicin, which can provide a tingling or burning sensation when consumed.