How HOT are you?
Did you know your ability to handle heat can be scaled? According to the Scoville Scale, every chilli pepper is scored to represent how spicy it is. What is the Scoville Scale? The Scoville Scale and Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) were named after scientist Wilbur Scoville in 1912. He developed a test called the “Scoville Organoleptic Test”, which is used to measure a chili pepper’s pungency and heat. Scoville ground up peppers and mixed them with sugar water. He tested them with a