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Angus & Oink News, chilli, Heat, Scoville Scale -

You might crunch into a scotch bonnet chilli or spice up your brisket with hot sauce for a little extra kick, but do you know how hot each item is likely to be? Some of us want milder hot, not blow your head off hot, so a scale of heat would be helpful. Lots of us will recognise that there is a way to measure heat and spiciness, and that a scale already exists, but do you know how it came about? In 1912, a gentleman called Wilbur Lincoln Scoville, who was an American pharmacist, invented the Scoville Organoleptic Test while...

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