You can determine the amount of heat in your recipes but how much of the habanero powder you add. Often it's hard to do so with the actual pepper; do you remove all the seeds,half? This powder makes it easier to refine your spice levels for your recipes.
Even though this is a blend it is a great hot powder for cooking or mixing your own seasonings. While not as hot as say Reaper or Scorpion powder it is a extremely hot substitute at a more realistic price. You still get the rich habanero flavor and a heat that the majority of people would call HOT so start with small amounts and go from there.