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How hot is it? (Peppers) ;-)

Posted By: Joe Ames
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 3:44 p.m.

CHILES (aji, mirchi, piment, prik)

"Heat" Level Chile Pepper Type
10+......... Habanero, Scotch bonnet, Bahamian, Piment
9 - 10...... Chiltepin, Bird pepper, Cili padi, Thai, Cabe rawit
8 - 9........ Malagueta, Rocoto, Manzano, Chile peron, Aji amarillo
8 - 9........ Santaka, Hontaka, Exotics, Hidalgo, Puca-uchu, Pequin
8............. Cayenne, Cabe merah, Chile de arbol, Rocotillo
7 - 8........ Tabasco, Louisana hot pepper, Gold spike
7............. Serrano, Kashmiri, Siracha, Pasilla de Oaxaca, Morita
6............. Red Fresno, Santa Fe Grande
5 - 7........ Jalapeno, Chipotle
4 - 5........ Guero, Chile xcatic, Caribe, Sandia, Pasado, Mirasol
4............. New Mexican, Yellow hots
3 - 4........ Poblano, Ancho, Mulatto, Casabel
3 - 4........ Pasilla, Chile negro, Chilaca
2 - 3........ Mirasol, Guajillo, New Mexican (Anaheim)
1 - 2........ Sweet cherry, Romesco, Nora, Piquillo
0 - 1........ Bell, Pimento, Paprika, Hungarian sweet, Wax

Note: Heat values can vary due to plant breeding, climate conditions and growing conditions.

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