What is the "FIRE" in our Jerk Sauce?

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.

How hot is your
Pepper?
Chilli Pepper
Scoville Units*
Caroline Reaper
2,200,000
Trindad Scorpion
1,463,000
Ghost Pepper
855,000-1,000,000
Habanero
150,000-325,000
Caribbean Red
120,000-400,000
Scotch Bonnet
350,000
Thai Dragon
75,000-150,000
Super Chilli
50,000
Thai
50,000-100,000
Cayenne
30,000-50,000
Tabasco
30,000-50,000
De Arbol
15,000-30,000
Serrano
8,000-22,000
Inferno
5000
Jalapeno
8,000-22,000
Fresno
8,000-22,000
Garden Salsa
8,000-22,000
Ancho / Poblano
8,000-22,000
Anahelm
500-2,500
Pepperoncini
100-500
Shishito
50-200
Sweet Cherry
0-500
Gypsy
0
Italian Long
0
Sweet Banana
0
Sweet bell
0
Scotch-bonnet-chili
Health Benefits of Scotch Bonnet Pepper

1. Medicinal Benefits of Peppers

Scotch pepper contains capsaicin, which is normally used in medications such as circulatory stimulant, analgesic and pepper spray.

2. Flavouring and Spicing

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.

3. Colouring Agent

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.

4. Nutritional Values of scotch bonnet Peppers

Scotch bonnets are a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B, as well as iron, niacin, riboflavin, and magnesium.

5. Insecticidal Properties of Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Scotch bonnet peppers contain insecticidal properties thus can be used as a natural insecticide in farmlands and gardens for wading off insects, nematodes etc.

6. Fights Cancer

Scotch bonnet peppers contain capsaicin, which have been revealed by researchers to be capable of preventing and blocking the growth of cancer cells. Capsaicin, which is present in scotch bonnet peppers are capable of suppressing the growth of malignant cells and cellular metabolic activation.

7. Pain Treatment

Scotch bonnet peppers can be used for treating different types of pain such as; rheumatoid pain, headaches, osteoarthritis pain, painful diabetic neuropathy and inflammatory heat due to the presence of capsaicin in them.

8. Relieves Chest Congestion

Scotch bonnet peppers can be used for preparing traditional medicines and soups that can be taken to relieve chest congestion and for preventing sinusitis.

9. Treatment of Asthma

The roots of scotch bonnet peppers can be used be preparing traditional medicines that can be used for treating asthma.

10. Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

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.

11. Weight Management

Scotch bonnet pepper is an excellent source of capsaicin, which researchers have revealed to be capable of reducing excess body fat build-up. So, if you want to shed your excess fat, don’t forget to include some reasonable amount of scotch bonnet peppers in your diet.

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We have 2 versions of Jerk Sauce

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.

x 2

2. Our HOT Jerk Sauce “Fireball” contains 10 Scotch bonnets.

x 10