When it comes to barbecue sauces or other pepper sauces, everybody wants to know, “How hot is it?” And besides that, who’s to say what’s “hot” and what’s “medium?” The Scoville chart, named for Wilbur L. Scoville who developed it, attempts to take some of the subjectivity out of the question.
Standing in front of an array of peppers in the grocery store, you may find yourself wondering which are mild and which will burn off all the taste receptors on your tongue. Conveniently, the store staff has labeled the display with Scoville units for each variety. Well, it would be convenient if you knew what the Scoville chart meant. It’s really pretty … Read More