Looking to learn more about different types of chili peppers? Enjoy our list of all our favorite peppers organized by the level of spiciness. Click through to learn more about each variety including an overview, spiciness range (SHU), scientific classification, taste, uses, and how and where to buy them in different forms.

Mild peppers

Mild peppers range from not at all spicy to just a tingle on your tongue. Many of these peppers are kid-friendly, but you may want to taste them first just to be sure!

Medium peppers

These peppers are noticeably spicy but should be well-handled by any spicy food lover.

Hot peppers

These peppers are only suitable for the most avid spicy-food lovers!