How I Grow A Podcast by The Seed Collection Published: 22 March 2024

Unravelling the Scoville Scale: A Journey Through Chilli Heat


Episode Summary

Ever wondered why some chilies pack a punch while others barely tickle your taste buds? Brace yourself for a spicy journey as we unravel the mysteries of the Scoville scale and the fiery chemistry of capsaicin in our latest episode. We'll guide you through the heat spectrum, from the mild-mannered bell peppers to the tongue-numbing Pepper X, and share some intriguing chili facts that even seasoned spice lovers might not know. Plus, discover how the capsaicin concentration can vary within different parts of the chili and how growing conditions can influence the overall heat level of your favourite chillies.

The 'How I Grow’ podcast is produced by The Seed Collection in Melbourne Australia. It’s our aim to make gardening more accessible to more people and this podcast is one of the many ways we’re doing that.

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