There are hundreds of terms for spicyness, and even still each spicy item seems to have its own level of hotness! Whether it’s “mild”, “ hot” or “suicide hot” take a look at the Scoville scale for measuring hotness and pick out where your favorite dish ranks!
Habanero Peppers - 200,000 - 350,000 -
HOT-HOT-HOT. Use these with caution. A little goes a long way.
Uses: Good for salsa, seasonings and jerk marinades.
Thai Peppers - 50,000 - 100,000 -
For such a small pepper, it packs a fiery punch.
Uses: Thai soups and curries or stir-fry dishes.
Serrano Peppers - 5,000 - 19,000 -
Don't let the size fool you, the smaller they are, they hotter they are!
Uses: Commonly found in Asian, Mexican and Southwestern foods such as salsas, casseroles and egg dishes.
Jalapeño Peppers - 5,000 - 9,000 -
Great flavor with a kick.
Uses: Often used in Thai and Mexican recipes, perfect for soups, stews and on pizza, like our Jalapeño Naan Pizza!
Pasilla Peppers - 1,000 - 1,500 -
Mild to medium flavored pepper with a gentle and complex flavor.
Uses: Great for a variety of your favorite foods, often found in salsas and stews.
Bell Peppers - "No Heat" -
These come in a variety of colors including red, green, yellow and orange.
Uses: These versatile peppers add flavor and color to any of your favorite foods.