ANSWER: We use Scotch Bonnet which has a Scoville Unit of 100,000-350,000
The Scoville scale
Is a measure of the “hotness” of a chilli pepper or anything derived from chilli peppers, i.e hot sauce. The number of Scoville heat units indicates the amount of capsaicin present. The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville who developed the test in 1912.
The number of Scoville Heat Units (SHU) in a pepper or even hot sauce indicates the amount of capsaicin present. The higher the Scoville rating, the hotter the pepper.
Scotch pepper contains capsaicin, which is normally used in medications such as circulatory stimulant, analgesic and pepper spray.
Because Scotch Bonnet has colour and a tasty aroma it can be used for flavouring and spicing different African, American, Asian, European and Australian cuisines such as pepper sauce and hot sauces etc.
Peppers can be used for colouring food due to their strong colours such as paprika pepper, purple pepper, red long peppers and cayenne peppers etc.
The roots of scotch bonnet peppers can be used be preparing traditional medicines that can be used for treating asthma.
The presence of capsaicin in scotch bonnet peppers makes this pepper capable of reducing the onset of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis etc This is achieved simply by inhibiting the aggregation of the platelets.
When placing your order you can use our Jerkometer to choose between our “Medium” or Fireball” HEAT. We do urge you to only choose the Fireball if you are a die hard chilli head.
1. Our MEDIUM Jerk Sauce contains 2 Scotch bonnets.
2. Our HOT Jerk Sauce “Fireball” contains 10 Scotch bonnets.