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Hot Peppers in the World


If your food is bland in flavour, what can you do to make it more delicious? Chillies! Right? A dish lacking in spices can be bland.

You must have seen the top hottest peppers worldwide if you like spicy flavours. Chillies are the main ingredient in all cuisines that add flavour to bland food. Chillies are used in many dishes around the globe as an ingredient or sprinkled on top of the food to add a spicy kick.

Each year, hot pepper growers from all over the globe discover new soil and temperatures that allow them to rank at the top. Below is a list of the most flaming peppers worldwide, with their Scoville Heat Unit (SHU).

10) Red Savina Habanero – 500,000 SHU

This Red Savina Habanero was once the king among the peppers. It has moved up in the ranks with other hot peppers over time. It is the cultivator of habanero chilli, bred for heavier and larger fruits.

9) 7 Pot Red – Nearly 1,000,000 SHU

7 Pot Red Chili Pepper is a Trinidadian product that smells very similar to Naga Morich. The 7 Pot Red matures from green to a deep red colour in the Caribbean. One pod can make seven pots of hot food. It has an average of 1,000,000SHU

8) 7 Pot Barrackpore 1,000,000 SHU

7 Pot Barrackpore is a long-structured variety that looks like Bhut Jolokia. It has wrinkled pods, a fruity taste, and a structure similar to Bhut Jolokia. It can burn you to death. 7 Pot Barrackpore is a Trinidadian product that starts out green and becomes bright red once fully grown.

7) Bhut Jolokia – 1,041,427 SHU

You can see the ghost when you eat it, just like its name. It is a very popular pepper. This Bhut Jolokia has an amazing fact. Indians use it to keep wild elephants away. The elephants did not use ghost pepper, but you can use it if you wish.

6) Naga Viper – 1,349,000 SHU

This deep-red hybrid pepper is an English 3 way hybrid of Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Scorpion. This super hot pepper was created by years of cross-pollinating. Naga Viper plants cannot produce offspring as good as the parent. You must purchase the seeds directly from the creator to grow this pepper.

5) Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’ – 1,463,700 SHU

Although Scorpion Butch T is hot, other hot peppers can be just as hot. Butch Taylor, an Australian horticulturist, gave it Butch T. It averages 1,463,7000 SHU.

4) 7 Pot Primo -1,473,480 SHU

7 Pot Primo was created by Troy Primeaux, a Louisianan. It has a fruity taste and is very hot. The pepper’s pungency is similar to Naga rich due to its distinctive tail. There are many varieties of peppers, including yellow and orange.

3) Chocolate 7 Pot Douglah – 1,853,936 SHU

Its chocolaty name is irresistible. It’s not chocolaty at all. The average rating for this hot pepper is 1,853,936 SH. This spicy, dark-coloured chilly gives it a pleasant flavour.

2) Trinidad Moruga Scorpion – 2,008,231 SHU

Although the Moruga Scorpion does not hold any Guinness records, it is still the hottest chilli pepper with 2,008,231 SHU. To add a burst of flavour, fans add a small amount of this pepper to their dishes. Because of the risk of skin irritation, the scientist who cultivates the Moruga Scorpion must wear multiple layers.

1) Carolina Reaper – 2,200,000SHU

The Carolina Reapers is the hottest pepper, ranked in Guinness Records at 1.5 million SCU. Carolina was originally called the HP22B. It is red with a pointed tail and has gnarled leaves. It is considered the greatest of all peppers. Ed Currie, the South Carolina-based owner of PukcerButt Pepper Company, is responsible for breeding this spiciest pepper.


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