The complete chilli pepper range is available from our extensive online shop. We offer various options in terms of quantities and packaging. You can also contact us if you would like more information or have specific requirements.
Scale 0 – 3
Scale 4 – 7
Scale 8 – 10+
De Scoville scale
The spiciness or heat of a chilli pepper is measured using the Scoville scale, developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. The Scoville scale indicates how hot a chilli pepper is (the number of Scoville Units – SHU). To determine this, one measures the concentration of capsaicin and related substances. Capsaicin is the substance that gives chilli peppers their heat, and is mainly found in the seeds. When capsaicin enters the mouth, it binds to pain receptors on our nerves. Normally, these nerves only react to heat and they send warning signals to our brain, so that we think that there is something very warm in our mouth. It is actually fooling our body.