Hot peppers' heat is measured using the Scoville Heat Scale. While pure capsaicin measures in at over 16 million Scoville Units, most popular varieties rank around 30,000.Do jalapeno peppers contain capsaicin?
Jalapeno peppers are very good for both the heart and respiratory system. Jalapeno peppers contain a compound known as ‘capsaicin’. Capsaicin is the compound that gives jalapeno peppers its distinctive hot flavor. Capsaicin protects the heart in many ways.