TOP 10 HOTTEST CHILI PEPPERS IN THE WORLD 2013. Well if you can’t take the heat, then get out of the kitchen. These are the hottest chili peppers in the world that will have your mouth on fire within seconds if you were to bite into one of these bad boys. Let’s travel the world of spice and flavor and find the top 10 hottest chili peppers in the world according to their Scoville Heating Units.
TOP 10 HOTTEST CHILI PEPPERS IN THE WORLD 2013:
- Moruga Scorpion: Talk about scorching hot. The Moruga Scorpion is the hottest chili pepper in the world. This pepper ranks 2,009,231 SHU on the Scoville scale, making it the hottest pepper in the world to date.
- Trinidad Scorpion: Number two on the hottest chili peppers list is the Trinidad Scorpion. This little fella packs a whollop of heat and was the number one hottest pepper on the planet till the Moruga Scorpion came along. On the Scoville Scale, this pepper ranks exceptionally hot at 1,400,000 SHU.
- Naga Viper: While not has hot as our number one, this spicey number will surely have your eyes watering and tongue burning. The Naga Viper pepper is an outstanding 1,382,111 in Scoville Heating Units.
- Ghost Pepper: The Ghost Pepper, also known as the Naga Bhut Jolokia, ranges from 330,000 to 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale. The Ghost Pepper goes by many different names including the Bhut Jolokia, ghost chili pepper, red naga chili and ghost chili.
- Red Savina Habanero: Being exceptionally hot, this chili pepper is 248,556 on the Scoville Scale, making it a true contender on the top 10 hottest chili peppers list. A notable fact is that the Red Savina originates from within the United States in California.
- Infinity Chilli Pepper: Topping over 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale, this little chili packs a big punch of heat. This chilli was created in England and held the title of hottest chilli pepper in the world for two weeks.
- Scotch Bonnet Pepper:The Scotch Bonnet Pepper ranges from 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville Scale, making it a hot spice indeed. This pepper is found mainly on the Caribbean islands.
- Byadgi Chili: Mainly grown in the Indian state of Karnataka, the Byadagi chili is a well-known spice that is used to flavor many dishes. Moreover, an oil from this pepper is often used in preparation of nail polish and lipstick.
- Malagueta Pepper: This pepper is used most often in countries like Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique. The small green pepper is nothing to scoff at as it can get as high as 100,000 on the Scoville Scale.
- Chitepin Pepper: Nicknamed the mother of all peppers, the only wild native chili to the US grows in West Texas through Arizona and has a quite distinctive and smokey bite to it.
There you have the TOP 10 HOTTEST CHILI PEPPERS IN THE WORLD 2013 list. Think we missed a pepper or you have one of your own? Let us know in the comment section.
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