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is cayenne pepper the same as chili powder

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Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper

Cayenne, a hot red chili pepper used to flavor dishes, and for medicinal purposes

Chili powder
Chili powder

Chili powder, a generic name for any powdered spice mix composed chiefly of chili peppers, most commonly either red peppers or cayenne peppers, which are both of the species Capsicum annuum

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