[30,000 SHU] The Diavolicchio (Calabrian chili) is the spicy pepper of...
[325,000 SHU] [F2 hybrid] Fatalii is a capsicum chinense chilli from the...
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The Scoville scale was first devised by the chemist Wilbur Lincoln Scoville to measure peppers' spiciness. The Scoville scale is sometimes abbreviated SHU (Scoville Heat Units) which indicate the amount of capsaicin present. So when you see SHU on our site, don't panic!
Initially, the first tests were done by diluting pepper extract with sugar and water. The more the product became diluted, the higher its grade on the Scoville scale. Five tasters carried out the perfect test in order to find the zero point.
Later with technological advancements, they were able to create sophisticated machines such as the HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography). Now the Scoville scale is no longer based on human perception but is measured with sophisticated and precise machines.
Type of Chilli
15,000,000 - 16,000,000
Dihydrocapsaicin, Pure Capsaicin
8,800,000 - 9,100,000
6,000,000 - 8,600,000
2,500,000 - 5,300,000
Police-grade pepper spray
2,000,000 - 2,200,000
Carolina Reaper (Hybrid)
1,067,286 - 2,000,231
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Butch Taylor, Naga Viper, Infinite chilli, Common pepper spray
855,000 - 1,041,427
Naga Morich, Naga Dorset, Seven Pod
876,000 - 970,000
Bhut Jolokia (also known as Ghost Chilli, Ghost Pepper), Naga Jolokia (Hybrid)
350,000 - 855,000
Habanero Red Savina, Indian Tezpur
100,000 - 350,000
Habanero, Jamaican Hot, Bird's Eye (also known as "Piripiri", "Pilipili", "African Devil")
50,000 - 100,000
Scotch Bonnet, Santaka, Chiltecpin, Rocoto, Thai Pepper (also known as Thai Dragon),
30,000 - 50,000
Ají, Cayenne, Tabasco, Piquin, Hot Lemon Drop
15,000 - 30,000
Chile de Arbol, Calabrian, Manzano
5,000 - 15,000
Peter Pepper, Serrano, Jalapeno
Mirasol, Chipotle, Poblano
1,500 - 2,500
Sandia, Cascabel, NuMex Big Jim, NuMex Suave
1,000 - 1,500
Ancho, Anaheim, Pasilla Bajio, Española
100 - 1,000
Mexican bell, cherry, New Mexican pepper, Bell pepper, paprika
Sweet pepper, Pimento (dioecious Pimenta), Sweet paprika
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