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Spicy exchange / 2022

7 Impressive Chili Pepper Stats

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Jalapeños account for 5.4% of all peppers sold in the US

While they only account for 5.4% of pepper sales, they are the #1 most popular spicy pepper in the US and Mexico.

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Bell peppers are by far the most popular type of pepper in the US.

72%+ of  peppers sold in the US are bell peppers

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Bell peppers are 13.5x more popular than jalapeños

While jalapeños are the most popular hot pepper, bell peppers still outsell them by 13.5x

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The spiciest pepper known in the world, the Carolina reaper, reaches up to 2.2 million SHU — that's compared to jalapeños 2,500-10,000 SHU!

The hottest pepper is 880x spicier than jalapeños

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Pure capsaicin is 6,400x spicier than jalapeños

At 16 million SHU, that makes pure capsaicin 6,4000x as spicy as milder jalapeños and 7x as spicy as Carolina reapers

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Chili peppers are a staple in popular global cuisines like Chinese, Indian, and West African foods.

25% of people eat chili peppers every day

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