Nola by the numbers

1493
The year the Capsicum frutescens pepper – best known for its use in Tabasco pepper sauce – was discovered.

1862
The year Café du Monde was first opened in the French Market.

1 million
The estimated number of pralines produced every year at Southern Candymakers.

364
The number of days in the year that the perennial New Orleans beignet and coffee shop, Café du Monde, is open (It only closes on Christmas Day and is open 24 hours every other day.)

15
The number of languages in which Tabasco sauce is labeled; the classic Louisiana hot sauce is also shipped to more than 100 countries.

100 million
The number of Tabasco bottles the McIlhenny Company sells in a year.

9,000-12,000
The Tabasco sauce score on the Scoville “hotness” scale
(bell peppers score 0, while habañero peppers score up to 300,000).

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