Pick the right chilli

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Whether you’re con­sid­er­ing a dish from the Mex­i­can home­land of the chilli pep­per or from an­other cui­sine that got the taste for them, make sure you pitch the heat at the ap­pro­pri­ate level. The Scov­ille scale is a sci­en­tific way to mea­sure the spici­ness of mem­bers of the cap­sicum fam­ily.

BELL PEP­PER

0 Scov­ille heat units use in sal­ads

PEPPERONCINO

30 0 units use in Ital­ian penne all ’arrab­bi­ata

JALAPEÑO

5,0 0 0 units use in Mex­i­can fish tacos

BIRD’S EYE

150,0 0 0 units use in Thai green curr y

SCOTCH BON­NET

245,0 0 0 units use in Ja­maican jerk chicken

CAROLINA REAPER

1,60 0,0 0 0 units use in ill- ad­vised dares

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