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Hot Scale of Peppers

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Hot Scale of Peppers
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The scale was created in 1912 by U.S. pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. The pharmacist measured the degree of piquancy of peppers by the amount of sugar water added until the "heat" is no longer detectable. The results of the measurements were fixed using the Scoville Scale.

The scale was created in 1912 by U.S. pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. The pharmacist measured the degree of piquancy of peppers by the amount of sugar water added until the "heat" is no longer detectable. The results of the measurements were fixed using the Scoville Scale.