Scoville Scale

HOW HOT IT TOO HOT?

Since opening in 2007, Homemade Chilli Sauces & Seasonings has been proud to serve the Soham community. We’re committed to not only providing quality products and services, but going above and beyond to ensure our customers are completely satisfied. We welcome you to look through our site to see all we have to offer. CAUTION - DON'T RUB YOUR EYES OR PICK YOUR NOSE! 

Make sure you're careful when using chillies or stuff with chillies in them. It can hurt like hell if you rub your eyes or touch your nose. The burning bit in a chilli is a compound called capsaicin. It's an oil so if you do over indulge and find your tongue on fire, the best way to counter it is with something oily or fatty like milk, yoghurt or ice cream. 

THERE'S SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW... 

Despite the intense, searing heat of some chillies, there's no evidence to suggest that eating chillies is bad for you or that it can cause ulcers. Chillies actually contain lots of good stuff like vitamin A and C, as well as E. They also release endorphins, giving you a natural high. 

  

GREEN OR RED, FRESH OR DRIED? 

Whether a chilli is green or red is simply down to how ripe it is. It goes red as it gets riper - it's nothing to do with the variety. 

  

What's hotter - fresh or dry? Drying chillies does intensify their flavour and consequently can have the same effect on their heat. The general rule is don't substitute dry for fresh when following a recipe. 

  

Feel the heat. 

GREEN OR RED, FRESH OR DRIED?
Whether a chilli is green or red is simply down to how ripe it is. It goes red as it gets riper - it's nothing to do with the variety. 

What's hotter - fresh or dry? Drying chillies does intensify their flavour and consequently can have the same effect on their heat. The general rule is don't substitute dry for fresh when following a recipe.


Feel the heat.


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