What is the "FIRE" in our Jerk Sauce?
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.
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
5. Insecticidal Properties of Scotch Bonnet Peppers
6. Fights Cancer
7. Pain Treatment
8. Relieves Chest Congestion
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.