The 10 most spicy peppers on the planet, trying a piece can be shocking
From the record names like Carolina Reaper, Jalapeno … here are the top 10 most hot chilies on the planet based on the Scoville (SHU) thermal unit.
1. Carolina Reaper (USA), 1.4-2.2 million SHU:
Carolina Reaper is the Guinness Book of Records recorded as the world’s hottest chili, about 200 times more than Jalapeno. The heat of Carolina Reaper is so terrible that if you are not in good health, trying a piece can cause severe shock, even convulsions.
2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Trinidad and Tobago), 1.2-2 million SHU:
This special chili originated in Moruga, Trinidad and Tobago, this is a combination of super spicy and sweet. The pungency of chili will not come immediately, instead it will work slowly with hiccups, sweating and numbness.
3. Naga Viper (UK), 900,000-1.4 million SHU:
This is a hybrid of chili combined from 3 types of hot peppers in the world: Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. First cultivated by an English farmer, Gerald Fowler, this pepper was recorded as the world’s spiciest in 2011.
4. Bhut Jolokia (India), 855,000-1 million SHU:
Often referred to as ghost peppers, Bhut Jolokia is grown in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. Due to the extreme heat, the Indian army has developed chili powder into a biological weapon, the concentration can stifle enemies.
5. 7 Pot Jonah (Trinidad), 800,000-1,2 million SHU:
Originating from the Chaguanas region of Trinidad, these peppers come in a variety of colors from white, yellow to red and brown, with higher temperatures in darker colors. The name of this chili means that only one fruit can make 7 stew pots become spicy.
6. Chocolate Habanero (USA), 425,000-577,000 SHU:
These peppers are spherical in shape, 5 cm long chocolate brown, also known as dark Habanero, due to their color. In terms of cuisine, this is an attractive kind of pepper with unique smoke smell made in many specialties of Mexico and Jamaica.
7. Red Savina Habanero (USA), 350,000-577,000 SHU:
The hotness of this chili is said to be 50 times that of Jalapeno and once held the world’s Guinness World Record for 2007, before being knocked out by Bhut Jolokia.
8. Scotch Bonnet (Caribbean), 100,000-350,000 SHU:
Scotch Bonnet is also known as Caribbean red pepper, the name is similar to the traditional type of Scottish men’s hats or hats. Like other peppers, at first you will see the sweet taste, before the pungency comes.
9. Piri Piri (Africa), 50,000-100,000 SHU:
This special kind of Piri piri is also known as the “African bird’s eye”. They are commonly used to make Piri Piri chili sauce popular in African countries.
10. Jalapeno (Mexico), 2,500-8,000 SHU:
Jalapeno is a very popular chili in Mexico and around the world, often used as chili sauce, sauces and spicy sauces. Jalapeno peppers are most often used when they are dark green, not when they are fully ripe and red.