Scoville heat units (SHU)

Scoville heat units (SHU)

WHAT IS SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS (SHU)

The Scoville scale is the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers.
The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount ofcapsaicin present. Capsaicin is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.

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800,000-1,000,000 Trinidad Scorpion Pepper

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100,000-350,000 Habanero Pepper

100,000-325,000 Scotch Bonnet

100,000-225,000 Guyana Bird’s Eye Pepper

100,000-200,000 Jamaican Hot Pepper

100,000-125,000 Carolina Cayenne Pepper

95,000-110,000 Bahamian Pepper

85,000-115,000 Tabiche Pepper

50,000-100,000 Chiltepin Pepper

50,000-100,000 Thai Pepper

40,000-58,000 Pequin Pepper

40,000-50,000 Santaka Pepper

40,000-50,000 Super Chili Pepper

30,000-50,000 Cayenne Pepper

30,000-50,000 Tabasco Pepper

15,000-30,000 De Arbol Pepper

12,000-30,000 Manzano Pepper

5,000-23,000 Serrano Pepper

5,000-10,000 Chipotle Pepper

5,000-10,000 Hot Wax Pepper

2,500-8,000 Jalapeno Pepper

2,500-5,000 Guajillo Pepper

1,500-2,500 Rocotilla Pepper

1,000-2,000 Ancho Pepper

1,000-2,000 Poblano Pepper

1,000-2,000 Pasilla Pepper

700-1000 Coronado Pepper

500-2,500 Anaheim Pepper

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