7 of the Hottest Peppers in the World
Care to know which are the world’s hottest peppers wordlwide? We have a top right here, so check it out right here. The hotness of peppers is measured with the aid of a system called the Scoville Heat Unit. The higher SHU score, the hotter the pepper. Let’s find out which are the top 7 hottest peppers in the world.
The top is based on the SHU score, and we will present them from least hot (do not be fooled, it is incredibly hot) to the hottest of the hot. Without further ado, have a look below to see which are the hottest peppers in the world.
7. Trinidad Scorpion CARDI with 990,000 SHU
With such a high score on the scale, one would expect for the pepper to be red-hot, but have a look at this breath-taking yellow. Awesome color, but it is the 7th hottest pepper in the world.
6. Dorset Naga and Naga Morich with 1,000,000 SHU
These two peppers are similar to Bhut Jolokia, and they both grow in India.
5. Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) with 1,041,427 SHU
This pepper is also one of the hottest in the world. And it does come from India as well. There is also another hot variation of this pepper named Chocolate Bhut Jolokia.
4. Naga Viper with 1,349,000 SHU
The Naga Viper was the official Guinness World Record Holder for being the hottest pepper in the world until February 2011. The Naga Viper is a hybrid made out of three peppers by chili farmer, Gerald Fowler. Being a hybrid, the farmers are still working on stabilizing it, since it’s very unstable.
3. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T with 1,463,700 SHU
This cool little hot pepper was produced by Butch Taylor. The farmer declared that his secret to creating one of the hottest peppers in the world is to fertilize the soil with liquid runoff from a worm farm. The Butch T is so hot that in order to cook with it, the pepper’s creators had to wear chemical masks and body suits. They reported pain in their hands for up to two days afterward.
2. 7 Pod Douglah (7 Pot Douglah, Chocolate 7 Pod) with 1,853,936 SHU
1. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend (Moruga Scorpion) with a whooping 2,009,231 SHU
This Moruga Scorpion is the hottest pepper in the world according to the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records.
What is most intriguing about this coll little pepper is the taste you feel at the first bite. One you take a bite out of it, the pepper appears to be sweet and tasty, yet, its sweetness changes to harsh heat, making it the only hot-sweet pepper in the world.
Would you dare to taste one?
Written with love and coolness by crissa on August 18, 2013 in Cool Stuff
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