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

What is the Scoville Scale?

What is the Scoville Scale? The Story Behind The Heat

No scale is hotter… We all know that peppers are hot, but the Scoville scale helps us put a rating to them. That’s the simplest of definitions for the Scoville scale. It’s a heat rating index of hot peppers running … Read more