McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper begins with field-grown chili peppers selected especially for consistent heat and brilliant red color. Just the right mix of fruity pods and seeds goes into each bottle. Use it to brighten up any dish with vibrant flavor and fiery spice.Red pepper is a global traveler that appears in cuisines across many countries. Cooks in Mexico, Italy, China, Thailand, India and North Africa all rely on crushed red pepper to bring spicy heat to the table. This member of the capsicum family is an all-purpose stand-in for any kind of chili pepper.