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What does SHU stand for?

SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit

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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.
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.