Pepper spray

Pepper Spray: Pepper As A Protector

From the Scoville scale heights… Scoville heat units: 2,000,000 – 5,300,000Jalapeño reference point: 250 to 2,120 times hotterProducts: Pepper spray on Amazon If you’re looking for a little protection that’s safer than carrying most weapons, then visiting the top of … Read more

bell pepper

Bell Pepper: Zero In Heat, But Not In Flavor

Common in the kitchen… Bell pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 0 SHU Median heat: 0 SHU Origin: Mexico, South America Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Zero heat, 2,500 to 8,000 times milder Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 4 to 5 inches long Flavor: Bright, Sweet It’s … Read more

Pequin pepper

Pequin Pepper: Little Goes A Long Way

Small can surprise… Pequin pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 40,000 – 60,000 SHU Median heat: 50,000 SHU Origin: Mexico/United States Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 5 to 24 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1/2 to 1-inch long Flavor: Smoky, Fruity It may be small, … Read more

Pepperoncini

Pepperoncini Peppers 101: Your Complete Guide

A mild Italian masterpiece… Pepperoncini fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 100 – 500 SHU Median heat (SHU): 300 SHU Origin: Italy Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 5 to 80 times milder Use: Culinary Size: 2 to 3 inches, … Read more

Malagueta pepper

Malagueta Pepper: Making Brazil Hotter

A staple for Brazilian and Portuguese cooking… Malagueta pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 50,000 – 100,000 SHU Median heat: 75,000 SHU Origin: Brazil Capsicum species: Frutescens Jalapeño reference scale: 6 to 40 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 2 inches long Flavor: Sweet, Tangy Brazil is … Read more

Chiltepin pepper

Chiltepin Pepper: Big Heat In A Tiny Package

An American native… Chiltepin fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 50,000 – 100,000 SHU Median heat: 75,000 SHU Origin: United States Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 6 to 40 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1/4 to 1/2-inch long Flavor: Smoky, Earthy You may be surprised to … Read more

Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper: A Mild Surprise!

It’s the chili hidden in plain sight… Pimento pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 100 – 500 SHU Median heat: 300 SHU Origin: Unknown Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 5 to 80 times milder Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1 1/2 inches long Flavor: Sweet You may … Read more

tabasco pepper

Tabasco Pepper: The American Chili Staple

Uniquely juicy and very popular… Tabasco pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000 SHU Median heat: 40,000 SHU Origin: United States Capsicum species: Frutescens Jalapeño reference scale: 4 to 20 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1 to 2 inches long Flavor: Smoky Unless you’ve … Read more

red savina habanero

Red Savina Habanero: Legendary Heat

One of these things is not like the other Red Savina habanero fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 350,000 – 577,000 SHU Median heat: 463,500 SHU Origin: United States Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 44 to 231 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 2 inches long, … Read more

rocotillo pepper

Rocotillo Pepper: A Mild Alternative To The Habanero

Tasty, but hard to find… Rocotillo pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,500 – 2,500 SHU Median heat: 2,000 SHU Origin: Peru Capsicum species: Baccatum/Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: Equal heat to 5 times milder Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1 inch long, squished shape Flavor: Sweet, Tropical Sort … Read more