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Old 09-10-2012, 06:54 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
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Default Re: Chillies. Who loves chillies?

In 1912,Wilbur Scoville developed his now famous method to chart the comparative heat of different chillis,now known as the Scoville Scale.For example:

Jalepeno.......................................... .2,500-5,000 units
Cayenne/Tabasco..............................30,000-50,000
Habanero/Scoth Bonnet......................80,000-300,000
Pure Capsaicin..................................16,000, 000

All are approximate,since the amount of heat can vary from pepper to pepper,even from the same variety.Get 'em while their hot.

Steve B
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