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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE SCOVILLE SCALE? NO? THEN LET US ENLIGHTEN YOU. Basically, the Scoville Scale is to spiciness what the Richter Scale is to earthquakes. But unlike the Richter Scale where the strength amplifies to the power of ten with each number - so a 5.0 earthquake is ten times more powerful than a 4.0 - the Scoville Scale doesn't make it super easy to understand, with different spicy levels assigned in hundreds, thousands, and millions. So for example, your regular old bell pepper gets a straight up zero, but that jumps to between 100 and 1,000 for paprika, between 3,500 and 10,000 for a jalapeno, between 30,000 and 50,000 for tabasco, and between 100,000 and 350,000 for a h... Full story

19 May