Crushed Red Pepper 25K

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40 lb. Box 5 Business Days

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$134.00 ($3.35/lb)
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1 Pallet 40 lb. Boxes (1,000 lbs.) 5 Business Days

from Merced, CA

$2,350.00 ($2.35/lb)
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Certificate of Analysis (COA)

ofi products are produced to meet our specification. Once you place an order, batch level COA’s are emailed to you at the time of shipment. Please note, the COA will contain all microbiological and physical & chemical analysis parameters available on the spec. Please be sure this specification will work for your application prior to purchasing.

Product Origin India
Ingredients Red Pepper
Physical & Chemical Overview
Moisture 10% MAX
Granulation 1.0 ON USS # 6, 10.0% thru USS #20
Treatment Steam Treated
Scoville/Heat Unit Medium (2,500-30,000)
Salmonella None Detected
Storage & Shelf Life
Storage Below 80F and 70% humidity

Crushed Red Pepper 25K 

Crushed red pepper is made from a combination of peppers from the capsicum annuum family, such as serranos, jalapenos and ancho peppers. The most common pepper used to make crushed red pepper flakes is cayenne peppers, which is mostly grown in India, the United States, East Africa and Mexico. 

Cultivation of the plant was spread rapidly throughout the tropics and sub-tropics by the Spanish and Portugese, which was facilitated by the seed’s long viability. 

ofi Spices’ capscicums, that will eventually be mixed into crushed red pepper, are grown in India and processed at our facility in Cochin, India. Our crushed red pepper is made of large flakes of crushed chili peppers and seeds that are medium-high heat.

Crushed red pepper is  a form of coarsely ground chili peppers with the seeds visible. Crushed red pepper provides a nice dash of colour and heat to the food. Dried crushed red pepper is orange red to deep dark red in appearance, often with visible yellow seeds. The level of heat is measured by Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The higher the value, the hotter the pepper. Crushed red pepper is a perfect companion to pizza, eggs, pasta sauce, tacos, stews, casseroles, soups. It is also used in pickling, chowders, gumbos, sausage & in cream and cheese sauces, and marinades.

Crushed Red Pepper 25K 

So, what can crushed red pepper be used for? Crushed red pepper has many applications, including: 

  • To add spice to pizza or pasta dishes
  • In pickling blends, chowders or sauces
  • As an addition to soups and salads
  • In curried dishes, casseroles or stews
  • Used as a condiment for Mexican, Asian, South America or Italian cuisine 
  • Added to stir fry to elevate the heat
  • Included in South American adobos

History of crushed red pepper

Crushed red peppers are members of the Solanacae family, also known as the nightshade family. It is believed that crushed red peppers originated from southern Italy in the late 1800s, where people of this region enjoyed adding more spice to their dishes. Researchers have found that southern Italians who immigrated to the United States would grow hot peppers in their gardens, which would make its way into their food.

America’s first pizzeria, Lomardi’s in New York, which opened in 1905 and catered to the large south Italian immigrant population, recalled the use of red pepper flakes in crumbled stainless steel bowls, until switching to pepper shakers in 1950.

More Information
Ships In5 Business Days
Ships FromMerced, CA
Box Dimensions15.5"L x 14"H x 11.5"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 62"H
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  • Free Ground Shipping (samples only)

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  • Less-Than-Truckload Freight for orders over 150 pounds. No surprises. We offer fixed table rate shipping. View rates

  • Full-Truckload Freight for orders over 19,000 pounds

SpecificationCrushed Red Pepper Specification
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Customer Questions
How do I pick up my order from ofi's warehouse?
If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your ofi Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to set-up an appointment for the ship date.
What are the pallet dimensions ?
Dimensions: 48" x 40" Pallet Weight: ~40 lbs Our pallet heights vary, depending on the product, but the average is 62". You can find the exact pallet dimension under the 'Shipping Information' tab on any product page.
I would like a Certificate of Analysis (COA).
ofi products are made to meet our specification (found on each product page or all can be found on the Product Specification page). Once you place an order, batch level COA’s are emailed to you at the time of shipment. If the specification does not meet your requirement please let us know! We can help find the closest available alternative that will work for your needs.
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