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1 Hot Peppers Scoville Heat Units

2 Scoville Heat Units Scoville scale measures “hotness” or piquancy of a chili pepper. Chili peppers= Capsicum genus, contain capsaicin Capsaicin “...stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present. Some hot sauces use their Scoville rating in advertising as a selling point.”



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6 Design your own hot sauce bottle add. Each add must have the following:
• A description of the taste (properties of your acidic solution) • a pH scale showing the acidity of your hot sauce • a claim to the scoville heat # & amount of H+ ions your sauce has • a warning to the customer of the danger of ingesting too much sauce along with a way to neutralize the acid level • Originality, humor, color, and all the above will be rewarded!


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