The habanero pepper is 85 centuries old. How hot is it?  These habaneros from Yucatan come in at 200,000 – 300,000 Scoville heat units.  Runner up to the Red Savina habanero pepper at 350,000 – 550,000 units.   For some perspective, the Tabasco pepper is 30,000 – 50,000 while the weak jalapeno is 3,500 – 4,000 Scoville heat units.  Ooooo la la!

 

Habanero Hot Pepper Authority