A chilli pepper hotness chart arranges the various known chilli peppers on an ascending or descending scale based on the measure of their "hotness," which is measured in units called "Scovilles." For example, a sweet bel... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

As of 2015, the hottest chili pepper in the world is the Carolina Reaper. This chili clocks in at about 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units, which is the measurement for spiciness, on average. At its peak, the Carolina Reape... More » Food Food Facts

To dehydrate peppers, cut them into 1/4-inch slices, and arrange them in a single layer on a food dehydrator tray. Turn the food dehydrator on, and set it to a temperature between 125 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry the ... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices
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The Scoville scale is the index for the heatness rating of peppers and ranges from 0 to 2.2 million Scoville heat units. The Scoville scale gets its name from its inventor, Wilbur Scoville, who worked as a pharmacist whe... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Peaking at 2,200,000 Scoville units, the Carolina Reaper was named the world's hottest pepper by the Guinness World Records on August 7, 2013. As of July 3, 2015, that record still stands. Other notable contenders includ... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

The Scoville heat scale ranks cayenne pepper an eight, which indicates 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units. Other peppers with this rating include Santaka, super chile, pequin and Jaloro. More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Some very hot types of peppers include, in descending order of heat: the ghost pepper; several kinds of Habanero chilis including the chocolate, orange and red savina; the Jamaican Hot; the Scotch bonnet; and the bird's ... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies