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What does SHU stand for?

SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit

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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.
To put it into perspective, a jalape[+ or -]o has a Scoville Heat Unit level of just 2,500.
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).