Since 1912, the Scoville scale used by Wilbur Scoville has been used to measure the heat of chilies and chili products. The measured value represents the amount of the capsaicin, the heat molecule, present in the product.
Pure capsaicin has the Scoville value of approx. 15,000,000. The Scoville value of a product is measured as the dilution factor with water in order to feel no more sharpness. For example, pure capsaicin, means that for one liter of Capsaicin 15,000,000 liters of water are needed for dilution so that it does not burn at all. This corresponds approximately to the amount of water, which is in 20 average indoor swimming pools :-) Before 1912, the sharpness could only be assessed subjectively by test persons and comparative tastings. Scoville and the Pepperworld Hot Shop With us you get Chili products from very light to very hot. And when we say "very hot", then we also mean "very hot"! The Sharpest Products at the Pepperworld Hot Store The following 5 products are all extremely fiery and probably the right thing for you if you are looking for the Scoville Extreme Adventure: Frische Chili Super Hot Mix mit dem Weltrekordhalter - Carolina Reaper Vicious Vampire® - Hot Sauce Klassiker Habanero Extrem - der schärfste FeuerStreuer® Getrocknete Bird-Eye Chilis - FeuerStreuer® Pur Pha King Hot Bhut Jolokia Paste For Scoville beginners, a few information to the Scoville scale Our Scoville scale: 1 to 10 Just as "loud" or "bright", "sharp" is a highly subjective sensation that also depends on personal tolerance and getting used to the heat. As a guideline for the Scoville scale, we use a kind of "Richter scale" of 1-10. The values are based, if available, on the laboratory-measured chilli heat values or on the ratng by experienced test persons. See also Pepperworld Heat-o-meter . "Light to medium" (1-3) Also suitable for beginners. Pure aroma, little sharpness. On the Scoville scale, this is about 0-1,500 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Sharpness "Even hotter" (4-5) If Tabasco® is not too sharp, it does not get very hot. On the Scoville scale, this is about 1,500-5,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). "Extra hot" (6-8) For all those who like it really spicy and order in Indian or Thai restaurants "extra hot". Smoking throat guaranteed! On the Scoville scale, this is about 5,000-30,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). "No mercy hot" (9-10) Only for hardcore chili fans. If you try out products of this category for the first time, it's like a lightning bolt. Bungee jumping for the mouth! Here, the Scoville scale shows, depending on personal sensitivity, min. 30,000 and up to 50,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Important For easier orientation in the shop, we have created three main categories: Mild (0-3), Medium (4-6) und Wild (7-10). But hotness aside: All hot sauces offered here have their own interesting flavor. The art of seasoning is to find the optimal balance between taste and fire. This also means that one does not have to use the hottest things to make every meal a fiery test. Especially if you have guests and you want to introduce them to chili, you should be more cautious and preferably put a good Hot Sauce or an FeuerStreuer® for personal after seasoning o the table! We also strongly advise against the use of superhot sauces in concentrated form in order to "surprise" your friends - something like this is certainly annoying. Likewise, the very sharp things do not belong in children's hands or mouths. Safety instructions for very sharp products: Use very little and only diluted. Avoid skin and eye contact. Particularly contact lens carriers should handle very sharp chilies and chili products best with gloves (latex or diesel gloves from the gas station). Keep away from children. [embed]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27073513/Abenteuer%20Leben_18.10.2015.mp4[/embed]
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