So how does one know what to expect before he bites into that red, green or yellow pepper? Is there a way to anticipate how much water you should have on hand to quell the fire? Presenting the Scoville Heat Index.
This method of evaluating the pungency(hotness) of chili peppers is named after its creator, Wibur Scoville. This American pharmacist introduced his findings in 1912. While the process he used has been greatly improved over the past 100 years, the basic measurement remains the