10 Types of Peppers from Mild to Hot


These sweet peppers come in different colors and give a unique taste to any dish. You can eat them raw in dips and salads!

1 Sweet Bell Peppers (Green, Yellow, and Red Peppers) — 0 SHU

This hot pepper is used in paprika spice, with sweet to mild taste, described as smoky.

2 Paprika Supreme  — 50 – 200 SHU

This sweet to mild taste pepper originated in the United States. It gives a unique flavor to any dish!

3 Banana Peppers  (Yellow Wax Pepper)  — 0 – 500 SHU

Popular in Mexico, these mild chili peppers give a scintillating smoky flavor to any dish.

4 Poblano Peppers  — 1,000 – 2,000 SHU

These 2” ball-shaped peppers have a tantalizing bright red color that will make you want to devour them on sight.

5 Cherry Bomb Pepper (2,500 – 5,000 SHU)

Basically, they are Jalapeño peppers that are left to ripe until they turn brownish-red. Then, they are smoked and dried.

6 Chipotle Peppers  (2,500 – 10,000 SHU)

Basically a Jalapeño pepper except in size; a Serrano Pepper is smaller, its length is measured around 1-4 inches, and it is half an inch thick.

7 Serrano Peppers  (10,000 – 25,000 SHU)

This cayenne pepper is commonly used in flakes, red powder, soups and sauces, and several meat dishes.

8 Cayenne Chili Pepper 30,000 – 50,000 SHU

Ghost pepper measures 3 inches long and is known for its violent red color.

9 Ghost Pepper  (Bhut Jolokia)  — 1,041,427 SHU

A cross between the Pakistani Naga and Red Habanero, Carolina Reaper pods tend to measure 2 inches in length and width and have red, flaky skin.

10 Carolina Reaper (2,200,000 SHU)

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