Dried and crushed red chilli flakes have a pungent and smoky flavour. Red chilli flakes is a spice which comes from a mild red chilli. Red chilli flakes are equally valued for its taste and its bright red colour, derived from capsanthin.
A pizza is incomplete without some red chilli flakes but its much more than a mere topping. Believed to have originated in the town of Bukovo in the Republic of Macedonia, crushed red pepper is used widely across the globe to heat up the dish.