How Hot Is A Jalapeno? 

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...

Jalapeno vs Poblano

Jalapenos are 3 to 5 times hotter than Poblanos

Jalapeno vs Fresno pepper

Fresno peppers can be the same heat or a little spicier than Jalapenos

Jalapeno vs Serrano

Serranos are 3 to 4 times hotter than Jalapenos

Jalapeno vs Cayenne

Cayennes can be 6 to 12 times spicier than Jalapenos

Jalapeno vs Habanero

Habaneros are 40 to 60 times hotter than Jalapenos

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

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