Scoville scale

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A system devised in 1912 by Wilber Lincoln Scoville for determining the relative ‘spiciness’ of hot peppers; under the Scoville method, a dried pepper is dissolved in alcohol, serially diluted in sugar water and given to a panel of tasters who sip increasingly diluted concentrations of peppers out of shot glass to the point at which the tasters no longer have a sensation of burning

Scoville scale

Nutrition/masochism A system devised by WL Scoville for determining the relative 'spiciness' of hot peppers; a dried pepper is dissolved in alcohol, serially diluted in sugar water and given to a panel of tasters who sip increasingly diluted concentrations of peppers. See Capsaicin, Spicy food.
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But the kick of the Komodo dragon has some fiery competition from across the world CAROLINA REAPER: 1,569,300 Scoville heat units Hottest ever.
The Naga Jolokia, or 'ghost pepper,' was declared the hottest chilli pepper in the world in 2007, recording a level of 1,001,300 Scoville heat units - almost double that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina Habanero.
e Bhut Jolokia rated at more than one million Scoville heat units on the scale used to measure the heat of chilli is dried and soaked in alcohol to intensify the heat.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units.
To give you an idea of what we're dealing with, the heat of chili peppers is measured in Scoville heat units (SHU), named after Wilber Scoville, a pharmacist who came up with the test method more than a century ago.
Grown by PuckerButt owner Ed Currie, Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper delivers an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
Scoville heat units are roughly 15 times higher than ASTA Pungency units when measuring capsaicin.
Scotch Bonnets are one of the hottest chillies with a heat rating of 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units, compared with 2,500 to 8,500 for a jalapeno.
Check their rating on the Scoville Heat Units (SHU) scale, which should be on the seed packet.
The chillies with the highest rating on the Scoville Scale exceed one million Scoville heat units (SHU).
At approximately one million Scoville Heat Units, Bhut Jolokias are 100 times hotter than jalapeno peppers.
The Polash Restaurant in Shoebury has made the Polash Meltdown - which measures more than 1 million on the Scoville Heat Units scale - to celebrate its 30th birthday.