- The Scoville Scale is the measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods.
- Habanero is a variety of chili pepper (as pictured above) that is three to four times hotter than a Thai chili. Unripe habaneros are green and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red.100,000–350,000 Scoville Units.
- Jalapeno is a medium-sized chili pepper, eaten while green but when fully ripe turn crimson red.2,500–8,000 Scoville Units.
- Chipotle the word chilpoctli (meaning “smoked chili”), is a smoke-dried jalapeño.
3,000-10,000 Scoville Units.
- Poblano is a mild chili pepper. Eaten when it’s dark purplish green in color, mature fruits are a dark red.1,000-1,500 Scoville Units.
- Ancho chili is the dried version of the poblano pepper.1,000-2,000 Scoville Units.
- Tomatillo is a plant bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit.