The Internet Times Supplement

“I Might Be Wrong…”

In Life & Style on March 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Your ” ‘vindaloo’ Easter egg” story.

It is full of inaccuracies.

1. “habanera”? It is a “habanero”.

2. The Scoville rating would NOT be ‘1 million’ as the writer has clearly taken the respective ratings for the individual chiles and summed them to arrive at a TOTAL figure. This is NOT how Scoville works.

3. “equals 400 bottles of Tabasco sauce” – Again, this is an incorrect comparison with the Scoville rating.

4. “A typical vindaloo scores between 100,000 and 200,000” – Err… a cooked curry dish would not be measured according to the Scoville rating.

5. “chilli”? – While variants are used, THE correct form is chile and certainly NOT ‘chilli’.

Scoville (or now more accurately HPLC) is a measure of the dilution/dispersion of the capsaicin oil extracted from chiles in a measured quantity of liquid.

Best regards,



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