Habanero Peppers

These are Orange Habanero Peppers.

Habaneros

According to This: “The pungency (or heat factor) of chile peppers is measured in multiples of 100 units. The sweet bell peppers at zero Scoville units to the mighty Habanero at 300,000 plus Scoville units! One part of chile “heat” per 1,000,000 drops of water is rated at only 1.5 Scoville Units. The substance that makes a chile so hot is called Capsaicin. Pure Capsaicin rates between 15,000,000 and 16,000,000 Scoville Units! Today a more scientific and accurate method called liquid chromatography is used to determine capsaicin levels. In honor of Dr. Wilbur the unit of measure is still named Scoville.”

The Orange Habanero weighs in as the #4 hottest pepper in the world with a range of 150,000 – 325,000 Scoville Units according the this list.

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I love hot stuff. At one point in my life, I insanely ate two of these peppers straight up. And no ‘machoness’ here: They were very hot. I’m lucky to be alive. So, when I develop cancer of the digestive system some day – don’t be surprised.

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6 Responses to “Habanero Peppers”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    The category for this one strikes me as funny since that was very likely the result of your pepper experiment.
    I love these. They make a particularly unique and exciting martini.

  2. T.BURKE Says:

    I HAVE “BUMPER”CROP OF HABANERO PEPPERS THIS YEAR AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. HOW DO I PRESERVE THEM ? FREEZE ? CAN ? COOK UP ? ???

    • Larry Cypher Says:

      Simply smoke them in a gas or electric smoker for 2 hours at 230 let them cool and grind them in a spice grinder. Make sure to use gloves when you cut the stems off and half them before placing in the smoker. Very hot!!!!!! Enjoy

  3. German_Guitarman Says:

    Hi, T.BURKE
    I have lots of Habaneros and some other kinds of chili from my garden (about 10 kg). Of cause it is possible to freeze them. Another idea: Use it to make a hot sauce!

  4. Ricardo Says:

    You might want to hold on to some of those peppers in case of an emergency. Dr. Richard Schulze learned from his mentor, Dr. John Christopher, that hot peppers can stop heartattacks if given to the person quickly after the heartattack begins. A little hot pepper in the form of tea, powder or tincture can save a life. Apparently, even severe bleeding will stop in seconds if hot pepper is poured into the wound. Generally, the hotter the pepper is the better it works in an emergency situation. See if you can still download the book by Sam Biser about Dr. Schulze’s work titled, “Curing With Cayenne”, at http://www.curezone.com

  5. george martin Says:

    how can i buy orange habanero peppers fresh.


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