Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

575-524-8917 ext 1002

Southwest Bio-Labs:   Chile Pepper Testing Lab

Southwest Bio-Labs, Inc. Scoville Heat Testing Lab for Pepper Products


About Us

Why Our Lab


Southwest Bio-Labs began Scoville Heat (Pungency) and ASTA Extractable Color testing of chile pepper products out of an industry need in Southern New Mexico for a local laboratory that could provide fast result turnaround. So in 1996, we began working with local processors to test their products and word soon spread around the industry which has caused our customer base to grow every year. As of 2018, we have tested over 60,000 pepper product samples!

How We Help


Quality Control and consistency are key to delivering the best products to clients and consumers.

Experience the Difference


Southwest Bio-Labs is fast and affordable!  

Our Services

Scoville Heat (Pungency)

Primo Pepper Scoville Heat Testing

Scoville Heat analysis performed by HPLC of peppers and pepper products

ASTA Method #21.3


ASTA Extractable Color

ASTA Extractable Color

Grade your paprikas or oleoresins

ASTA Method #20.1

To learn more about Chile Peppers check out the non-profit organization The Chile Pepper Institute:

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Southwest Bio-Labs: Chile Pepper Lab

Las Cruces, NM 88005

575-524-8917 ext#1002

Sample Receiving Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed