I was in a conversation a few days ago and someone asked me which pepper was hotter than another.
There is a definitive comparison chart available called the Scoville Rating which lists hot peppers from around the world in comparative BTU strengths.
I remembered that I had written a post a while back about this and I grabbed my smartphone and after a few clicks there was my Post.
So, for posterity’s sake (and having a good storage place for the information) I decided to store the data here for future reference.
The SCOVILLE rating of HOT PEPPERS
1.5 to 2.0 MILLION
– Law enforcement Pepper Spray, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
850 Thousand to 1.5 Million
– Naga Viper Pepper, Infinity Chili,Bhut Jolokia chili pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper, Bedfordshire Super Naga, 7 Pod’s Chili
350 to 580 Thousand
– Red Savina Habanero
100 to 350 Thousand
– Habanero chili, Scoth bonnet pepper, Datil Pepper, Rocoto,Piri Piri Nudungu, Madame Jeanette,Peruvian White Abanero, Jamacian hot pepper, Guyana Wiri Wiri, Fatalii,
50 to 100 Thousand
– Byadgi chilli, Bird’s eye chili (aka. Thai Chili Pepper), Malagueta pepper, Chiltepin pepper, Piri piri (African bird’s eye), Pequin pepper
30 to 50 Thousand
– Guntur chilli,Cayenne pepper, Ají pepper,Tabasco pepper, Cumari pepper (Capsicum Chinese), Katara (spicy)
10 to 23 Thousand
– Serrano pepper,Peter pepper, Aleppo pepper
3.5 to 8 Thousand
– Espelette pepper, Jalapeño pepper, Chipotle, Guajillo pepper, New Mexican varieties of Anaheim pepper, Hungarian wax pepper, Tabasco sauce
1 to 2.5 Thousand
– Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Rocotillo pepper, Peppadew, Sriracha sauce
100 to 900
– Pimento, Peperoncini, Banana pepper
No significant heat
– Bell pepper,Cubanelle, Aji dulce
by Don Bobbitt, 2016