Top 10 Hottest Peppers In The World [2019 Update]
- Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU.
- Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,009,231 SHU.
- 7 Pot Douglah 1,853,936 SHU.
- 7 Pot Primo 1,469,000 SHU.
- Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” 1,463,700 SHU.
- Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU.
- Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) 1,041,427 SHU.
- 7 Pot Barrackpore ~1,000,000 SHU.
Is there a pepper hotter than the Carolina Reaper?
Pepper X. Currie stated that it is “two times as hot as the Carolina Reaper” which would make it the hottest pepper in the world with a Scoville scale of 3.18 million units, but this remained unconfirmed by the Guinness World Records as of 2019.
Can you die from eating a Carolina Reaper Pepper?
Good question, eating a Carolina Reaper pepper surely will feel like it is killing you. Chile peppers and chile powder are loaded full of the chemical capsaicin, and in high enough concentrations, it can become a deadly neurotoxin. So, enough of this pepper in a short period of time can surely kill you.
Can you die from eating a hot pepper?
Bosland says that chili peppers (or as some call them, chile peppers) can indeed cause death — but most people’s bodies would falter long before they reached that point. “Theoretically, one could eat enough really hot chiles to kill you,” he says.
Can you die from eating a ghost pepper?
Yes, you could die from ingesting ghost peppers. In fact, researchers have determined a 150-pound person would need to eat 3 pounds of dried and powdered capsaicin-rich peppers like the ghost pepper to die. At 2 million Scoville heat units, pepper spray can stop an attacker in his or her tracks.
What is hotter ghost pepper or Carolina Reaper?
The ghost pepper is so hot that it’s used in military grade pepper spray. The ghost pepper tips the Scoville scale at a walloping 855,000 to 1,041,427 Scoville heat units. The Carolina Reaper eclipses it at 1,400,000 to 2,200,000 SHU.
What is the spiciest thing on earth?
A Habanero pepper maxes out at 350,000 Scoville units. The Carolina Reaper took the Guinness World Record for the spiciest pepper in the world with 1.4 to 2.2 million Scovilles. The Dragon’s Breath is reportedly even hotter than that, because that one can get up to 2.4 million Scovilles.
Why is the Carolina Reaper so hot?
The Carolina Reaper pepper is alluring to adventure junkies and hot pepper enthusiasts because it holds the Guinness World Record as being the hottest pepper in the world, with an average of 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units per pepper. The Carolina Reaper Pepper does not exist by design of Mother Nature.
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