Tagged: capsaicin


22 January

  1865 – Wilbur Lincoln Scoville was born (22. January 1865. – 10 March 1942.), the American pharmacist devised a scale to standardize the intensity (spicy heat) of hot peppers, especially chili peppers. The scale was invented in 1912. and bears his name. back to calendar  


Scoville scale

  The Scoville scale is used to sensory evaluate the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers and other spicy foods. The scale is reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of the concentration of the naturally occurring alcaloide capsaicin. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur...