The most common use is in the form of crushed flakes, which are typically slightly milder and more oily than conventional crushed red pepper,
with a hint of saltiness and a slightly raisin-like flavor. Unlike crushed red pepper, the flakes contain no inner flesh and seeds, contributing to
the mildness. Crushed Aleppo pepper can be used as a substitute for crushed red pepper or paprika.
The spice is a common ingredient in some of the dishes that comprise a meze.