Trinidad moruga scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion: Super Hot Sting

It’s gettin’ hot in here… Trinidad Moruga Scorpion fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,200,000 – 2,000,000 SHU Median heat: 1,600,000 SHU Origin: Trinidad Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 150 to 800 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 2 to 3 inches long, wrinkled with a … Read more

Thai pepper

Thai Peppers: Heated Confusion, But Always Spicy!

Many varieties fall into the world of Thai peppers Thai pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 50,000 – 100,000 SHU Median heat: 75,000 SHU Origin: Thailand Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 6 to 40 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1 to 2 inches long … Read more

anaheim pepper

Anaheim Pepper: A Versatile Mild Chili

A slightly sweet pepper with just a little pop… Anaheim pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 500 – 2,500 SHU Median heat: 1,500 SHU Origin: Mexico Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Equal heat to 16 times milder Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 5 inches long, curved … Read more

Serrano Pepper

Serrano Peppers: Step Up From The Jalapeño

A salsa pepper of choice… Serrano pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 10,000 – 23,000 SHU Median heat: 16,500 SHU Origin: Mexico Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Near equal heat to 9 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 2 to 4 inches long, curved Flavor: Bright, Grassy … Read more

ghost pepper

Ghost Peppers 101: Your Complete Guide

A super-fiery pepper with a hot following… Ghost pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 855,000 – 1,041,427 Median heat (SHU): 948,214 Origin: India Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference point: 107 to 417 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: 2 to … Read more

habanero pepper

Habanero Peppers 101: Your Complete Guide

The one-time champion still packs a punch… Habanero pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 100,000 – 350,000 Median heat (SHU): 225,000 Origin: Mexico Jalapeño reference point: 12 to 140 times hotter Capsicum species: Chinense Use: Culinary Shape: 1 to 3 … Read more

Poblano peppers

Poblano Peppers: Mexico’s Mild Chili

Tasty and mild… Poblano pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,000 – 1,500 SHU Median heat: 1,250 SHU Origin: Mexico Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 2 to 8 times milder Use: Culinary Size: Approximately inches long Flavor: Earthy Poblano peppers are on the milder end of … Read more

scotch bonnet pepper

Scotch Bonnet Pepper: The Caribbean Chili Of Choice

Don’t let the name fool you… Scotch bonnet pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 100,000 – 350,000 SHU Median heat: 225,000 SHU Origin: Caribbean Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 12 to 140 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long, squashed Flavor: Sweet, … Read more

jalapeno pepper

Jalapeño Peppers 101: Your Complete Guide

Jalapeños are the most popular pepper around, but not as hot as you think… Jalapeño pepper fast facts Scoville heat units (SHU): 2,500 – 8,000 Median heat (SHU): 5,250 Origin: Mexico Capsicum species: Annuum Use: Culinary Shape: 2.5 to 3 … Read more

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 … Read more