For the avoidance of doubt this post is not about an American rock band. Observant readers will of course have known this from the spelling of, "chilli." Rather it is about the fruiting vegetable.
|Chilli Pepper Plant 28th July 2012|
|Chilli Pepper 28th July 2012|
Even within the one variety there can be a very big difference between the ,"hotness" of one chilli over another. It is the chemical compound capasaicin in the fruit which produces the heat sensation. Traditionally the Scoville Heat Scale has been used to measure the hotness of chillies. This test was developed in 1912 by a Wilbur Scoville.