What is the hottest pepper in Google Doodle?
On the Scoville scale, your standard bell pepper sits at the bottom with 0 Scoville heat units, a mild jalapeño has 1,000 and the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, has as many as 2.2 million.
Who created Scoville?
When the scale was invented in 1912 by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in search of a heat-producing ointment, it was based on human taste buds. The idea was to dilute an alcohol-based extract made with the given pepper until it no longer tasted hot to a group of taste testers. The degree of dilution translates to the SHU.
Where is Scoville from?
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1865, Scoville was a pharmacist, not a chef. And in his lifetime he was best known for his textbook The Art of Compounding, which was used as a reference material until well into the 1960s.