Habanero peppers are among the hottest, generally around 250,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units), which is the standard scale used to measure heat. It takes very little Habanero to heat up any dish. It is a great seasoning for BBQ, chicken wings, hot sauces, and chilies. Some say it has a subtle citrus flavor. Our Habanero pepper is 100% ground Habanero - it is not a blend.