How Hot Is A Jalapeño?

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Jalapeños are the most popular pepper, but contrary to popular belief they are actually not as spicy as you may think. Many people avoid jalapeno peppers for fear of their spiciness but the truth is that on a scale of hotness, jalapeno peppers are fairly tame!

All peppers, large and small, are measured on a scale named the Scoville Scale, which determines their level of hotness. So, where do jalapeños fall on that scale? They usually fall in the range of 2,000 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t! Some of the hottest peppers in the world measure up to 1,000,000 SHU, muy caliente! Compared to cayenne peppers, which come in at approximately 30,000 to 50,000 SHU, jalapeños are extremely mild. So if you were afraid of jalapeños before, kick those fears to the curb!

Jalapeños are pretty mellow with just a little kick, versatile in the kitchen, and not to mention delicious! Jalapeño peppers are great mixed into salads, salsas, or even grilled. But where jalapeños shine the most is when they’re mixed with cheddar cheese and in biscuit form, Mason Dixie biscuit form! Our Jalapeño & Cheddar biscuits are the perfect marriage of savory and spicy, even for previous jalapeño hesitators. Don’t live life in fear. Put your taste buds to the test. We promise you won’t regret it.

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