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SHU
Scoville Heat Unit: the the amount of water needed to dilute the capsaicin beyond human taste capacity in equal parts water to the weight of the mass being tested.
that hot sauce is 3,000 SHU.

it required 1,000 grams of water to dilute 1 gram of that hot sauce, thus the hot sauce is 1,000 Scoville heat units.
by quintuple May 06, 2009
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