Hot Chile peppers are a mainstay for the fantastical cuisines of Mexico, India, the Caribbean, and the Far East. There are at least ten different species of hot peppers with hundreds of varieties in each group. In order to identify the intensity of heat, our peppers have been graded along the Scoville Scale of Heat Units. For example, a Sweet Bell pepper produces 0 units of heat compared to a Caribbean Habanero which tops the scale at 445,000 units – that’s one hot pepper! Scoville Heat Units, and what they mean, will be listed with each description where available.