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 not realize how often you … 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 been living under a rock … 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, wrinkled Flavor: Sweet, Fruity If you … 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 of like a habanero or … Read more

Hungarian wax pepper

Hungarian Wax Pepper: Tang With A Spicy Twist

Don’t let its banana pepper look fool you… Hungarian wax pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 5,000 – 10,000 SHU Median heat: 7,500 SHU Origin: Hungary Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Equal heat to 4 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 5 to 6 inches long, slightly curved Flavor: Sweet, Tangy It … Read more

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper: A Jack Of All Trades

Good heat – great versatility… Cayenne pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000 SHU Median heat: 40,000 SHU Origin: French Guyana Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 4 to 20 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 3 to 5 inches long, curved Flavor: Neutral (peppery) The modern kitchen has found … Read more

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 stinger Flavor: Sweet, Fruity To say … 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 Flavor: Fruity Let’s start with the … 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 Flavor: Fruity, Sweet The Anaheim pepper … 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 If you’ve been a fan … Read more