Crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes is a condiment consisting of dried and crushed red chili peppers.
Crushed red pepper flakes are made from hot dried red peppers, which have been crushed.
Red pepper flakes are not made of one type of chile, but from various combinations of ancho, bell, cayenne and more.
Frequently there are a high percentage of seeds in it which make it a hot addition to foods.
Dried and crushed red chile peppers are often hot with a pungent and smoky flavor.