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Fact 003

Habaneros are grown in Costa Rica, Belize, Texas and California.  The most come from Mexico’s Yucatan Pennisula where 1,500 tons are harvested each year!

How Hot is HOT?

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!