Question of the Day: Are banana peppers hotter than jalapeno?
Quick Answer: No, banana peppers are not hotter than jalapenos. In fact, they are much, much milder.
Raw banana peppers have a Scoville Heat Index rating of 0-500SHU which means no spiciness to just a noticeable tingle on the tongue. Jalapeno peppers range from 1,500 to 10,000SHU, depending on the variety. At a minimum, a jalapeno will be three times as hot as the hottest banana pepper.
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