Scotch Bonnet Peppers

The Scotch Bonnet is a type of chilli pepper. It is of the same family as the habanero and one of the hottest peppers in the world.

The Scotch Bonnet is mainly found in the Caribbean islands, and it has got its peculiar name because of its resemblance to a Scotsman’s bonnet.

Chillies are measured, or rated rather, in Scoville Units. Most Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating of 150000–325000 units which doesn’t mean a whole lot. But if I tell you that the jalepeno has a heat rating of 2500 to 8000, I think you get the picture. This stuff is hot! =)


3 thoughts on “Scotch Bonnet Peppers

  1. Scotch Bonnet grows like crazy in Jamaica. Soups and curry dishes are nothing without a good old Scotchie in them. Most Jamaicans enjoy fiery hot food like myself. Thanks for the heart rating measurements which I did not know – ChrissieJ, Kingston, Jamaica

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