Varieties from the Hot to the Hottest
Capsaicin is the component found in peppers that makes them hot. To measure heat in a hot pepper, a
Scoville unit rating chart is applied. A Scoville rating of 100 to 200 would be the very lowest, and these peppers are mildly hot. The very hottest peppers have a rating of well above 100,000, with the very hottest rated over 1,000,000. This pepper is virtually impossible to eat.
Peppers in this category are in order of least hot to hottest.