Reblog…Cayenne Pepper – Herb of the Month — The Herb Society of America Blog

By Maryann Readal Hot! Hot! HOT! – but not the hottest! Cayenne pepper, Capsicum annuum, is hot, but it reaches only 30,000 – 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville Heat Scale. For comparison, the ‘Carolina Reaper’ pepper reaches 1.4M – 2.2M SHU, and the jalapeño pepper just a meager 2,500-8,000 SHU. The Scoville […]

Cayenne Pepper – Herb of the Month — The Herb Society of America Blog

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