Scoville Units are used to measure the degree of heat of the pepper, which is scientifically known as the capsaicin concentration. Pure capsaicin equals 15 million S.U. The color and shape of the pepper are significant to the S.U. level—the redder the pepper, the riper and, therefore, milder and fruitier it is. And peppers with wider “shoulders” tend to be milder. Learn more about the various peppers we use in our authentic products on our About Us page.
Our color-coded lids and labels make it easy for you to choose your favorite. For our peppers and okra, green lids are used to indicate milder products, while red lids are used for our hotter products.