Are Banana Peppers Hotter Than Jalapeno? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Banana Peppers Hotter Than Jalapeno

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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