Chilli peppers has been in our lives for a very long time, and has been used for several differnt reasons. It can be used as a flavor in our food to spice things up a bit, it has been used for its appealing looks as decorations in kitchens and shops, and because it is so hot, it also gets used in competitions too see who can handle the most heat. Today we look at the hottest peppers recorded up to now.
A pepper’s ‘heat’ is measured on the Scoville Scale, and is measured in SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Let’s take a at the count down.
At number 4 we have the 7 Pot Primo. It can be recognized by its thin tail. It has a heat rating of 1,469,000 SHU.
In third place we have the 7 Pot Douglah, with a rating of 1,853,936 SHU. Unlike most hot peppers being red, this one is brown. But don’t let that fool you, It is extremely hot.
Coming in at 2nd place, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion with a heat rating of 2,009,231 SHU
With a heat rating of a scorching 2,200,000 SHU, taking the number 1 spot as the hottest pepper in the world, is the Carolina Reaper. Crossed between the Pakastani Naga and a Red Habanero, this pepper earned its reputation as the hottest, but has great flovour as well.