Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pimento peppers? You may not realize how often you eat products that contain pimento peppers. There are so many varieties of products that use this chili, due to its sweetness and mild heat (100 to 500 Scoville heat units). And that’s part of what …

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tabasco pepper

Tabasco Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are tabasco peppers? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last century, you’ve heard of the famous Tabasco hot sauce. It is made in America and is arguably the most popular (and easily found) hot sauce on the planet. The tabasco pepper …

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red savina habanero

Red Savina Habanero Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Red Savina habanero peppers? If you think the habanero is hot, then you haven’t met its shock-red sultry sister. The Red Savina habanero once carried the title of the hottest pepper in the world. It’s a scorching super-hot pepper (350,000 to 577,000 Scoville …

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rocotillo pepper

Rocotillo Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are rocotillo peppers? Sort of like a habanero or scotch bonnet pepper in shape, the rocotillo pepper comes in way lower in overall heat. It’s really a mild pepper − just a wee bit hotter than the poblano on the Scoville scale (1,500 to …

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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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