2013-04-04

Spiciness and the Scoville Heat Units

For the past two months I have been slowly training myself to handle more and more hot sauce.

Thanks to the March 2013 issue of Popular Science magazine, I now know how to measure my spiciness intake everyday.
Scientists measure peppers' firepower in Scoville heat units, based on the amount of dilution that kills the burn.
It appears that Tabasco sauce has a rating of 2,500 SHU, cayenne pepper 30,000 SHU, Habaneros 100,000 SHU, common pepper spray 2,000,000 SHU, police-grade pepper spray 5,300,000 SHU, and pure capsaicin tops out this list at 16,000,000 SHU.

Enjoy. =]

~ Simply Advanced ~



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