4 years ago
minjaeturtles
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How do you measure spiciness?
So I just made a card on the world's hottest chili pepper (http://www.vingle.net/posts/161298-What-is-the-world-s-hottest-pepper), which supposedly was more than 200 times hotter than jalapenos, using a scale called SHU (Scoville Heat Units). But how do you measure that? 1. You obtain an extract of the dried chili in question. 2. Add sugar water solution to the chili extract incrementally until a panel (usually of five people) agree that they can't taste the "heat." 3. The number of times sugar water has been added is the SHU (ex. if you had to add sugar water 500 times until the extract didn't have "heat", SHU = 500). Thus, the higher the SHU, the "hotter" the chili. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale
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@minjaeturtles man i am gnna try this. i really like spicy food and im curious what my level of tolerance is lol weird thing to be curious about right? lol
4 years ago·Reply
@minjaeturtles How much sugar do you add per "dilution"
4 years ago·Reply
@Goyo well, people always want to challenge themselves and test their limits...I suppose that's along the same lines lol @curtisb well, you're adding squirts of a sugar water solution per dilution. as to how much sugar is in the sugar water solution, I can't seem to find anywhere
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