Thai pepper

Thai Peppers Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Thai peppers? Let’s start with the confusion. There are dozens of varieties of chilies that fall under the category of Thai peppers. They all share common characteristics, colors, and general heat (an extra-hot spiciness from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units.) And because …

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capsaicin

Capsaicin: The Compound Behind The Pepper Scale

Wondering where that chili pepper heat comes from? Look no further: capsaicin. It’s the little compound that could when it comes to heat. It’s the active force behind the pungency of chili peppers, the driver behind the Scoville scale’s heat units, and that’s not all. …

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