Q: Hi Dave,
Two years ago I was in Malawi, Africa and bought some Nali Peri-Peri Sauce. I thought it was pretty hot and tried to order some of it. While searching for a site offering Nali (which was not easy), I found some sites mentioning "Scoville Units.” Can you tell me how many Scoville Units the Nali Peri-Peri Sauce has? I’d like to compare it to other sauces.
A: Hello Thomas:
In order to know the heat level of the Nali Peri-Peri Sauce, it would have to be tested by a high-performance liquid chromatograph, and I don’t know that this has ever been done. Since the term "peri-peri" is Swahili meaning, simply, "pepper-pepper," there is no way to even guess the heat level because we don’t know what pod type of pepper was used to make it. For your information, we have a Revised Heat Scale here:–Dave