Jalapenos are between 2,500 to 8,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).
That's a medium hot chile.
Here's how Jalapeno heat compares to other peppers...
More Jalapeno Varieties:
- Brown Jalapeno: 200 to 2,000 SHU
- Purple Jalapeno: 2,500 to 8,000 SHU
- Black Jalapeno: 2,500 to 10,000 SHU
- NuMex Orange Jalapeno: up to 80,000 SHU