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Top Famous Chili Peppers in the World

2022-09-183 minute read

Pepper is a small shrub native to South America and is the most widely cultivated spice in the world. From Central and South America to Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and North Africa, pepper is a fairly common crop. At present, the global pepper planting has exceeded 50 million mu, with an annual output of 37 million tons, making it the largest seasoning crop in the world.

Dragon’s Breath Chili

The hottest pepper in the world. This pepper is extremely dangerous. How spicy is “Dragon Breath”? The spiciness of chili is measured by the “Scoville Index”. The average chili is about 5000 SHU. Before “Carolina Reaper”, it was the hottest chili, with a spiciness of 1.6 million SHU. The spiciness of the dragon’s breath is as high as 2.48 million SHU!

Carolina Reaper

Before Dragon’s Breath, Carolina Reaper was the hottest chili in the world for a long time. The spiciness of “Carolina Reaper” is between 1.5 million and 2.2 million SHU, and anyone who can eat spicy food will become inarticulate and numb after eating it. One of the compounds found in peppers is called capsaicin, and the higher the capsaicin content, the hotter the pepper will be.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper

The chili, called “Trinidad Scorpion Butch T”, has a bright red exterior and grower Marcel DeWitt sent samples of the chili pepper to the EML chemistry laboratory in Melbourne for testing.
According to the Scoville Spicy Test System, “Trinidad Scorpion Butch T” has a spiciness of 1.46 million. The chili pepper is twisted and thrown into the river, and the hungry animals dare not drink the water in the river. Although it is estimated that it is a bit exaggerated, the spiciness can be imagined.

Naga Viper

Naga Viper came from a small greenhouse in Cumbria, England, and was a cross between three of the hottest peppers known to be known to humans at the time. Its spiciness is as high as 1.38 million SHU, and the spiciness can make people burst into tears, burn throat, runny nose and so on. Chili growers often sell chili peppers as a curry seasoning that’s hot enough to make the tongue blister.

Indian devil pepper

“Indian devil pepper”, also known as “broken soul pepper”, is produced in eastern India and was recognized as the hottest pepper variety in the world in the Guinness poll in February 2007. The spiciness of Devil’s Pepper is about 1 million SHU. The reason why locals call it “Devil’s Pepper” is because they believe that it can make the devil “spicy”.

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