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Is a Scotch bonnet pepper hotter than a habanero?
Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020
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In this way, what pepper is hotter than a Scotch bonnet?
Bhut jolokia - Wikipedia is the ghost pepper, and it is 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, somewhat hotter than the Naga Viper and the Carolina Reaper. The heat of the habanero or Scotch Bonnet is something like one eighth as hot as this, on the Scoville scale.
One may also ask, are Scotch Bonnets hot? Most Scotch bonnets have a heat rating of 80,000–400,000 Scoville units. For comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale. However, completely sweet varieties of Scotch bonnet called cachucha peppers are grown on some of the Caribbean islands.
Then, are Scotch bonnets and habaneros the same thing?
As they are cousins, these chilies have a similar fruity taste. But scotch bonnet peppers are slightly sweeter overall. For some dishes (like Caribbean meals), this additional sweetness is important to the overall flavor, but a habanero could be used in a pinch.
What is hotter a jalapeno or a habanero?
Habaneros range from 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units, placing them squarely in the upper reaches of the Scoville scale, right below the super-hot peppers. Let's put this another way – the hottest habanero would be 140 times hotter than the mildest jalapeño.