To understand how peppers are rated, it is necessary to be aware of Scoville Heat Units, which is a measure of the amount of capsaicin present.
What does SHU stand for?
SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit
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Samples in periodicals archive:
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.
The ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is estimated to range between 855,000 -1,000,000+ Scoville heat units.
To put it into perspective, a jalape[+ or -]o has a Scoville Heat Unit level of just 2,500.
The number of Scoville heat units indicates the amount of capsaicin present.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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.
It measures 1,001,304 Scoville heat units (a measure of a chili pepper's hotness).