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Hot, Hot, Heat: What Makes a Pepper Hot?
Here, at Gourmet Chips & Sauces, we are all about foods that pack a punch, namely; chili peppers. All of our products contain a range of peppers, from the popular JalapeƱo to the notorious Ghost Pepper, which is about 400 times hotter than your run of the mill hot. In order to be a proper chili head, you gotta understand what makes these little guys infamous; their heat.Peppers are measured on the Scoville Scale, which is named after its creator;American pharmacist, Wilbur Scoville, in 1912. The Scoville scale measures the concentration of capsaicin in the pepper, which is the compound tha..
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