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
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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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The common bell pepper measures 0 Scoville Units. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Red Savina, a type of habanero, is the hottest at 577,000 units.
Chilli heat is measured in Scoville units and, once the heat went above one million, it all became too much for many of the contestants.
Someone gave him a bottle of the American-produced Dave's Insanity Sauce - rated at 180,000 Scoville units (Tabasco sauce only comes in at around 2,500 to 5,000) - which, he says, "blew my mind.
Someone gave him a bottle of the American-produced Dave's Insanity Sauce -- which has been rated at 180,000 Scoville units (Tabasco sauce only comes in at around 2,500 to 5,000) -- which "blew my mind.
Chris has this month munched the "brutal" Carolina Reaper - currently the world's hottest chilli, rated at 2.2 million Scoville units. This is the scale used to rank the fruit's heat.
At 1.4 million Scoville units they are as hot as Naga Ghost Chillis.
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The truly fearless, however, will want to try the head-popping, tongue-scorching heat of Caribbean Red, a habanero that measures a scorching 445,000 Scoville units.
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The original Tabasco sauce measures just 2,500 Scoville units (the unit used to measure the heat of a chilli), while a typical vindaloo curry packs between 100,000 and 200,000.
A chilli pepper's heat is measured in Scoville Units, and last year the 40-year-old farmer produced his notorious Bhut Jolokia, a pepper of just over one million Scovilles that the Guinness Book of Records has described as 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
As a guide, 10 grams of chillies with a rating of 100,000 Scoville units should be undetectable in one ton of food.