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A List of Chili Peppers and their Heat Levels

The following is a hotness ranking of peppers (though far from an exhaustive list) from mildest to hottest, including the jalapeno pepper. You'll see where the jalapeno pepper falls in the overall heat range.

  • El Paso (Very mild)
  • Anaheim
  • Jalapeño
  • Hidalgo
  • Serrano
  • Cayenne
  • Tabasco
  • Red Chile
  • Chiltecpin
  • Tabiche
  • Bahamian
  • Kumataka
  • Habanero (One of the hottest grown - 30 to 50 times hotter than a jalapeño)
  • Bhut Jolokia!

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