The pepper is featured in the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records. The average habanero Scoville heat level is 200,000 units. The red savina has registered up to a searing 577,000 units. By comparison, the jalapeno's average Scoville level is 4000 units.
Pickled Peppers (Habanero)
When fully ripe, these peppers range in color from dark green to orange, orange-red to red and measure about 2 inches long to 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Melissa’s Habanero Peppers have a fierce, intense heat and a wonderfully distinctive flavor that mixes well with tomatoes and many fruits. Use sparingly in salsas, stews and chutneys, Habanero Chiles are often the main ingredients in bottled hot sauces. The red savina habanero is the hottest chile on earth!