4 Oz. Extra Hot El Yucateco habanero chile sauce with spices. Also called “”Salsa KutBil-Ik””.
a recipe inherited from ancient Mayan civilization of Yucatan, we
rescued this special edition hot sauce. KutBil-Ik (Mayan voice that
means “”tamulado peppers””) got the 1st prize in the US by the renowned
Fiery Foods Magazine. No coloring added.
The best habanero sauce in a special edition for experts.
Extra Hot Habanero Sauce Pungency: 11,600 Scoville Units
PUNGENCY SCOVILLE UNITS
This test is named after Mr. Wilbur Scoville who invented in 1912 an
easy method to measure the levels of Capsaicin in the hot peppers. This
invention was the result of the development studies for the preparation
a muscle ointment named HEET, which contains this chemical agent who
gives the heat to the hot peppers. The pungency of chile peppers is
measured in multiples of 100 units, from the bell peppers at zero
Scoville units to the incendiary Habanero at 300,000 Scoville units.
This substance makes a chile so hot! Pure Capsaicin rates over
15,000,000 Scoville Units.
At present time the most advanced way to measure the heat is the HPCL
or High Performance Liquid Chromatography, which is expressed in
Scoville Units, too. In this procedure, chile pods are dried, then
ground. Next, the chemicals responsible for the pungency are extracted,
and the extract is injected into the HPLC for analysis. This method is
more expensive than the previous, but it allows to determinate the
amount of individual capsaicinoids. The NMSU Chile Breeding and
Genetics Program have analyzed more than 1,400 samples using this
method and have found that it´s very reliable and safe.