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Habanero chile

The Habanero chile is the most intensely spicy chile pepper of the Capsicum genus. Most habaneros rate 200,000–300,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), and the Red Savinas variety, at 580,000 SHU, holds the record for being the "World's Hottest Spice".

The Habanero and Scotch bonnet are not identical, but are two varieties of the same species; the most notable difference is their shapes. The habanero is a cultivar; the Scotch bonnet a true variety.

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