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.
What does SU stand for?
SU stands for Scoville Unit (heat level of chili peppers)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
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.
While native New Yorker Richman spent three series of the show seeing off food challenges including large volume meals such as 15 dozen oysters and spicy extravaganzas like six Atomic chicken wings in a fiery 150,000 Scoville unit sauce, diners in South Wales are lining up to try one Cardiff pub's version.
The heat of a chilli pepper is measured in Scoville Units and the record holding chilli pepper, a Red Savina, gave a reading of 577,000 Scovilles.
Most habanero chiles, in terms of hotness, fall between 100,000 and 300,000 Scoville units, known as SHUs by the industry.
And before the burn of some 300,000 Scoville units could reach whatever part of the brain it is that comprehends really hot stuff, she did it again.