Untamed Habanero – When You Need the Heat

The perfect balance of fruit and spice, the orange habanero is EASILY my favourite hot pepper. We use them in all of our recipes (among other peppers when called for).

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Habanero Quick Facts

Habanero Scoville: 100,000 – 350,000 SHU
Habanero vs Jalapeno: 12 to 100 times hotter than a Jalapeno
Species: Capsicum chinense
Heat: Very Hot
Flavor: Sweet, crunchy, and bursting with heat

habaneros cut in half

Habanero Heat Ranking

Habaneros are considered very hot to the general public. However, there are hundreds of peppers MUCH hotter in a category called super hots (Carolina Reapers, Ghosts, Scorpions, etc.). Typical habs range from 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) which is anywhere from 12 to 100 times hotter than a Jalapeno.

Habanero Facts

  1. Habanero Chile Peppers are considered the hottest edible chili in the world.
  2. The Heat of the Habanero Chile Pepper usually ranges between 100,000-350,000 Scoville units, but some have been rated as high as 600,000 Scoville units.
  3. There are at least 18 varieties of Habanero Peppers, and new types are being grown. Here is a partial list:

  • Red Habanero
  • Orange Habanero
  • Caribbean Red
  • Habanero Condor’s Beak
  • Big Sun Habanero
  • Golden Habanero
  • Mustard Habanero
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Hot Paper Lantern
  • Red Savina
  • Datil Peppers
  • Peach Habanero
  • Yucatan White Habanero Peppers
  • White Bullet Habanero (TM)
  • Peruvian White Habanero
  • White Giant Habanero Peppers
  • Jamaican Chocolate Habanero Peppers

  1. Colour is not an indication of the heat intensity of Habanero Chili Peppers. The heat will vary from pepper to pepper.
  2. Hydroponic technology is famous for growing Habaneros.
  3. The largest producer of the Habanero chili is Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
  4. Habanero Chiles can be many colours, including orange, red, brown, white and pink. The hottest Habanero, the Red Savina pepper, is deep red.
  5. You can reduce the heat of the Habanero in cooking by removing the seeds and insides of the chile.
  6. Eating or drinking dairy products can help ease the heat pain caused by a hot Habanero.
  7. Habaneros grow best in areas with intense morning sun and slightly acidic soil.


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