Category Archives: Pepper Ratings

Capsaicin

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

What Exactly Are Scoville Heat Units?

There are some mighty big numbers on the Scoville scale.  It ranges from a goose egg zero all the way into the millions.  Each of those numbers is what’s known as a Scoville heat unit, but what does that mean? 

World’s Hottest Peppers

The title for “the hottest pepper” is something that’s challenged more often than you may expect. Every year, hot pepper cultivators find a new mix of hybrid, soil, and temperature to create peppers that will combat for the top position,

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