Pick the Right Chili

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Explore -

Chili pep­pers are a key in­gre­di­ent in cuisines around the world, but not all pep­pers pack the same punch. The Scov­ille scale is a sci­en­tific way to mea­sure their spici­ness.

BELL PEP­PER 0 Scov­ille heat units use in sal­ads PEPPERONCINI

300 units

use in Ital­ian penne all’arrabbiata JALAPEÑO 5,000 units use in Mex­i­can

fish tacos

BIRD’S EYE 150,000 units

use in Thai green curry SCOTCH BON­NET

245,000 units use in Ja­maican

jerk chicken CAROLINA REAPER

1,600,000 units

use in ill-ad­vised dares

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