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How to Pick the Perfect Pepper

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How to Pick the Perfect Pepper

Whether it’s salsa or chili con carne, doesn’t it sometimes seem like a shot-in-the-dark when you’re adding hot peppers? As you’re carefully chopping and mixing, you’re always wondering if the salsa is going to end up bland or flaming hot and you won’t really know until it’s all put together and ready to eat. Of course, a few surprises are fun in life but picking the right type of pepper will help you take the guesswork out of home cooking and gardening. To begin your pepper education, we’d like to introduce you to the Scoville Heat Unit Scale (SHU). Every...

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