The capsaicin in Habanero chilis is rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville Heat Units. Just to put that in perspective, the ever popular Jalapeño is rated between 3,500 and 8,000 SHU and bell peppers are zero.
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I once ate one whole, on a dare. Not to be repeated. But leave one in a bottle of vodka. That’ll work.
I’ve had them in vodka – left in the freezer for a couple of months. Goes down like ice-water, right up until it’s too late…
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