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  • posted: December 16 @ 6:57am
The Scoville scale measures the hotness or piquancy of a chili pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin is a chemical compound which stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present.

The habanero chili (Capsicum chinense) (pronounced /ˌhɑːbəˈnɛəroʊ/; Spanish: [aβaˈneɾo]) is one of the most intensely spicy species of chili peppers of the Capsicum genus. It is sometimes spelled habañero—the diacritical mark being added as a hypercorrection. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen. Typically a ripe habanero is 2–6 centimetres (0.79–2.4 in) long. Habanero chili peppers are rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.

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Comments

jnonfiction says:
You're intensely spicy.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:59am -
chrisbergman says:
Doooo it! Bite down baby!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:59am -
Le Duncan says:
A white habañero? Never seen it, but I doubt I would have the balls to try it if I did.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:00am -
michaeljstraub says:
A green habanero? Now I've seen everything
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:00am -
Brian says:
haha @jnonfictions comment .... I can't top that
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:07am -
Grower&Shower says:
Dang, now that's a breakfast!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:12am -
miguelito says:
you're hardcore.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:18am -
mu says:
one of the funniest moments in my life was watching my 6 year old son bite into a habereno pepper. Really... I am a good father.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:32am -
ThatGuy says:
And if you bite that, you will regret it. I've known a few guys that cooked with them not understanding what your caption has so perfectly explained. Results are always funny.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:24am -
MarkyMadBeard says:
I hope tomorrow's picture is you still crying from today. :)
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:29am -
flainez says:
You're a brave man.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:42am -
tedford says:
this is hot.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:45am -
mynameisjason says:
holy crap- tell me you didn't actually eat that whole and raw.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:53am -
JamesC says:
ketchup is spicy sometimes too
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:57am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
oh man i was sooo into chillis at one time... i have tried those!! sheesh!! :o

one time a grew my own cvhilli plant and it grew one single pepper!! haha have to say it was the best one i have tasted so ripe from the plant!

you have great taste my friend! :)
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:00am -
The Soulburglar says:
ever heard of the ghost pepper?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:06am -
ForeverinGreen says:
I used to work at Winn-Dixie in the produce department. I cut some of these up one day and managed to get the juice in my eyes. I don't work at Winn-Dixie anymore.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:13am -
Just Jamey says:
Excellent! I grow jalapenos, habaneros, serranos, and Hawaiian chile peppers. I make hot sauce with them. Recently, I made a serrano/jalapeno sauce that was tangy delicious, and a habanero/chile pepper sauce that was kick a great.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:47am -
revgoomba says:
I can't handle spicy foods.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 2:04pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
I say you didn't bite down on it..I'm calling your bluff sir...

also, GO TEAM #LEFTIES!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 2:55pm -
Juan Pablo Garcia says:
I once had ghost pepper infused hot wings. A single hot wings. It smeared all over my beard. This looks much less painful.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:54pm -
keifel says:
@chadmcclarnon, didn't bite down on it, but i did dice it up and put in some tuna salad.

@justjamey, that sounds fantastic, i'm a big fan of spicy but it has to be tasty, it can't be hot just for being hot.

@foreveringreen, milk or yogurt will stop the burn.

@thesoulburglar, not before today, but now i'm fascinated.

@mynamesisjason, cut the whole thing up and used it.

@thatguy, i cook with them all the time. it's hard to get consistent heat from the grocery store ones. i had one that was so hot you could smell from the time you walked in the house.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:38pm -
Dschonn says:
Makes me sweat just thinking about eating that. But if it's in something tasty, I'd eat it. I agree that food should be tasty, not hot for the sake of being hot.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:25pm -
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