The Scotch Bonnet is Miris’ main ingredient, it may have a harmless-sounding name, but it has plenty of punch. It is an extremely hot chili with the same Scoville heat rating as its cousin, the habanero (100,000 to 350,000).
Let us contrast it with jalapeno as a point of comparison; between 12 and 140 times hotter than a jalapeno; additionally, it has a heat level that ranges from two to twelve times that of cayenne pepper.
That is a significant improvement in heat. However, there are undoubtedly many other chilies that are hotter than the Scotch Bonnet. The typical Scotch Bonnet has a slightly sweet taste, like a tomato with a hint of apple and cherry.
Again, it is very closely related to the habanero, so if you have tasted one, you will have a decent idea of what a Scotch bonnet has in store for you in terms of heat. Just add more sweetness.
We have included 12 helpful facts about the Scotch Bonnet pepper below;
- Spicy foods are the healthiest drug in the world – they make you happy! They say it is because the body cannot distinguish between spiciness and pain, and pain releases hormones in the brain which register as pure happiness. This happy fact is also known as the “Pepper High Effect.”
- It’s essential to wear rubber gloves. The Scotch Bonnet pepper should be handled properly and with respect.
- Miris products include Scotch Bonnet seeds that contain Capsaicin; Capsaicin is an ingredient used in manufacturing medications such as analgesics, pepper sprays, and circulatory stimulants.
- Scotch Bonnets are used in flavoring and spices because of their spectacular color and flavorful aroma in African, American, Asian, European, and Australian cuisines, including pepper recipes such as pepper sauce, hot sauces, and pepper soup.
- Scotch Bonnets could be planted as decorative and ornamental plants due to their colorful appearance, especially when ripe.
- The Scotch Bonnet is an excellent source of phytochemicals and vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), iron, vitamin B, carotenoids, niacin, riboflavin, dietary fiber, flavonoids, and magnesium.
- It contains insecticidal properties and can thus be used as a natural insecticide in farmlands and gardens for warding off insects.
- The Scotch Bonnet pepper contains capsaicin, which has been revealed by researchers for its capabilities of preventing and blocking the growth of cancer cells. Capsaicin can suppress the growth of malignant cells and cellular metabolic activation.
- It can be used as a pain treatment due to the presence of capsaicin for treating different types of pain, such as rheumatoid pain, headaches, osteoarthritis pain, painful diabetic neuropathy, and inflammatory heat.
- Relieves Chest Congestion; The Scotch Bonnet pepper is used for preparing traditional medicines and soups that can be digested to relieve chest congestion and prevent sinusitis. Refer to the link for medicinal soup made for cough and cold using our Level Exxtreme.
- The presence of capsaicin makes this pepper great for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It reduces the onset of certain diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and atherosclerosis. This is achieved by simply inhibiting the aggregation of the platelets.
- Weight Management; This is due to the capsaicin that the Scotch Bonnet pepper is capable of reducing excess body fat. If you want to shed any excess fat, don’t forget to include a reasonable amount of scotch bonnet peppers in your diet.
Medical Disclaimer – Miris is not a qualified health practitioner, doctor, or dietitian. The advice we give on this website is based on our experience and information we have learned from other sources.
Although we believe that balanced, intuitive eating habits are what’s best for most people, they might not be great for you. Always consult your physician before making drastic adjustments to your diet.
The recipes, products, or health advice on this blog post are not meant to diagnose or cure any disease or illness. Medical information and data that is cited and linked might be outdated as researchers find new information every day. For accurate medical advice, please consult medical professionals rather than online resources.
Works cited: Pepperscale, Matt Bray/Green Garden Tribe, Piccantino