How Do We Test How Hot Chillies Are?

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Question

How do we test how hot chillies are?

Vee, Harpenden

Answer

**Definitive**

Name: Charles

Qualification: Grows chilies

Answer: The Scoville Organoleptic Test is a purely subjective measurement. You mix a weighed amount of chili with water with some salt in the water. You dilute it and a group of people keep tasting it as the solution is being made less diluted and note when they start to taste the chili.

 

Name: Andreas

Qualification: Greengrocers

Answer: Playing the chilli game with junior members of staff. Seeing how much laughter is generated coupled with redness of said staff.

 

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