Top 7 hottest chili peppers in the world

Tuesday, 26/12/2023 | 14:18 UTC-5

Update in January 2024, here are some of the hottest chili peppers in the world, measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The Scoville scale is a measure of the spiciness or heat of chili peppers and other spicy foods.

What is the current hottest chilli in the world?

  1. Carolina Reaper (2,200,000 to 2,200,000 SHU): Developed by Ed Currie, the Carolina Reaper held the Guinness World Record for the world's hottest chili pepper.
    The first type is the American Carolina Reaper chili, which is a hybrid chili. Their location is not just right. It has an attack power equivalent to a specialized police steam sprayer. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, up to now, Mr. Ed Currie's Carolina Reaper chili variety is the spiciest on earth.

    Carolina Reaper

  2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (1,200,000 to 2,009,231 SHU): Native to Trinidad, this pepper was once recognized as the world's hottest.

    Trinidad Scorpion is the name given to the hometown of chili sauce, Trinidad region. CARDI is the abbreviation for the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, which is responsible for the production of this special chili. Because of its spicy taste, chili sauce is still widely used for another purpose. They are mixed with marine paint to prevent deposition on the bottom of ships.

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    Before the appearance of the Carolina Reaper chili, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili was the strongest with an extremely spicy taste, originating in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili, an extremely spicy chili called a beast in the form of fire, this is the type of cultivated chili that is considered the spiciest in the world. Although it is initially very sweet, it then becomes increasingly spicy, with spiciness reaching up to 2,000,000 SHU.

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

  3. 7 Pot Brain Strain (1,853,936 to 2,009,231 SHU): Also known as the Chocolate 7 Pot, it is a super-hot pepper with a rich, chocolate-colored skin.

    This variety is not a hybrid (created by cross-breeding), instead it was developed by selective breeding by saving bark from trees that would produce certain desirable traits. In 2010, David Capiello, a prominent potato and chile grower in North Carolina, acquired 7 Pot seeds from another grower in Trinidad.

    This chili was chosen as one that was closely matched to the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. David chose fruits containing substances, similar in configuration to human beings, and named them Brain Strain. The result is a super-hot particle that resembles a brain, both outside and inside. A very productive chili plant, many growers say this is the reddest 7 Pot red chili plant. 7 Brain Pot Plant strain that grows 3 - 4 feet tall and the fruit ripens from green to red. There is also a yellow 7 Pot Brain Strain.

    7 Pot Douglah

  4. Naga Viper (1,349,000 to 1,853,936 SHU): A hybrid pepper created by combining the Naga Morich, Trinidad Scorpion, and Bhut Jolokia.

    This is an extremely toxic drug and is grown in England. It is the creation of three chilli varieties, Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Scorpion. The Naga Viper chili has a spiciness that can create tears, snot, and flames in the eater's eyes.

    Related: Which country eat most spicy food?

    Super hot chili peppers are not only used to flavor spicy dishes but are also used to create riot control weapons. The Indian Defense Agency produces 81mm ammunition guns, which are non-toxic but highly effective due to their pungent properties, capable of driving criminals away from their positions or quelling smaller riots. According to the Daily Mail, super spicy Naga Viper chili seeds have been sold to the Opium Growers Association to provide farmers in Afghanistan with an alternative to growing poppies.

    Naga Viper

  5. 7 Pot Barrackpore (1,000,000 to 1,300,000 SHU): Another member of the 7 Pot pepper family, known for its extreme heat.

    Another type of 7 Pot chili variety is on this list. There's also the signature scent of 7 Pot - they have half the position so 3rd place is 7 Pot Brain Strain. However, it is still considered a challenge for those who want to eat spicy food.

    It definitely has a sinister look because of the typical elongated, pimply and wrinkled 7 Pot shape. It also sometimes produces a reptilian-like tail similar to that of a chili pepper. Figure shares much with ghost peppers (like Jolokia). The special thing is that the 7 Pot Barrackpore size tends to be larger than other 7 Pots, up to three inches in length. We follow the standard standard seed maturation pattern, aging from green to red, but are available in a variety of colors among the 7 Pot Barrackpore.

    7 Pot Barrackpore

  6. Infinity Chili (1,176,182 SHU): Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's hottest chili in 2011.

    Most of the world's best chili sauces remaining on the list are created by human hands. Infinity Chilli is a product of British scientists. This type of chili was once ranked highest on the list of the hottest chili peppers in the world. During its extremely short existence, in just a short time it had to accept giving way to a new rival, the Naga Viper pepper.

    Although it has a spicy concentration closer to that of Naga Viper, it still makes many people shy and strong. The chili is named Infinity (endless) because the spicy taste never goes away, even the best anti-spicy agent, milk, cannot solve it. Infinity supplied the now famous spicy Bhut Jolokia chili pepper (used to make riot control in India) second.

    Infinity Chili

  7. Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) (855,000 to 1,041,427 SHU): Once the world's hottest pepper, the Ghost Pepper is native to India and Bangladesh.

    Bhut jolokia has been recorded in the Guinness World Records as the hottest chili in the world. It is grown and used in Northeast India. Bhut Jolokia chili, also known as ghost chili, is a famous chili sauce originating from Assam and Nagaland India and is currently the most popular in the world, appearing in recipes to make spicy foods. It was considered the spiciest chili recorded in Guinness history in 2007.

    So, however, you should also not arrange its 9th position regularly. Ghost peppers have up to 1,000,000 scoville units - the scientific unit to evaluate the spiciness of chili peppers. Sauces made with pepper reach 2,500 - 5,000 scoville units, while pepper reaches 2,500 - 8,000 scoville units. Due to its fast speed, the Indian army has developed chili powder into a biological weapon, with a strong concentration that can fight. This type of chili is also used in Indian cooking. Hot peppers contain an active ingredient called Capsaicin. This quality stimulates the classical nerves of the skin, especially the mucous membranes.

    Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)

Please note that the heat levels of chili peppers can vary based on growing conditions, and new peppers are continually being developed, so the rankings may have changed. Additionally, individual tolerance to spiciness varies, and what is extremely hot for one person may not be as intense for another.

FAQs:

What chilli is 10000 scoville?

Jalapeño pepper

Capsicum peppers

Scoville heat units Examples
50,000–100,000 Bird's eye chili (Thai chili pepper), Malagueta pepper
25,000–50,000 Tabasco pepper, Cayenne pepper
10,000–25,000 Serrano pepper, Aleppo pepper, Cheongyang chili pepper
2,500–10,000 Jalapeño pepper, Guajillo chili

What chilli is hotter than the Reaper?

Pepper X was publicly named the hottest pepper in the world on Oct. 9 by the Guinness Book of World Records, beating out the Reaper in Currie's decadelong hunt to perfect a pepper that he says provides “immediate, brutal heat.” Currie said when he first tried Pepper X, it did more than warm his heart.

How spicy is wasabi? 

Wasabi is considered to be a different kind of heat compared to hot peppers and sriracha. While hot peppers and sriracha provide a more intense and lingering heat, wasabi's heat is often described as more of a "nose heat" that affects the sinuses.

How hot is 9 million Scoville? 

At 9,000,000 Scoville Units, it delivers the hottest chili pepper extract on the face of the earth. And the purest. A single drop of this clear extract will send you to the moon – almost literally.

How spicy is 1 Scoville?

Principle of Scoville Scale:

Degree Evaluation Scoville heat unit
0 Neutral 0 – 100
1 Sweet 100 – 500
2 Warm 500 – 1 000
3 Spicy 1 000 – 1 500

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