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Here is our list of the Top 10 Hottest Peppers without further ado.
Top 10 Hottest Peppers In The World
Peak SHU values are shown on the pepper Scoville Scale.
By analyzing the amount of capsaicinoids in a pepper, the SHU rating may be used to determine how hot it is. The molecule in peppers that gives out the spiciness is called capsaicin.
1. Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, the former world champion, has been defeated! The Carolina Reaper is once again recognized as the hottest pepper in the world.
The Reaper, which was rated as the hottest in the world in 2013, was put to the test once more in 2018 with a greater SHU. This grants the reaper a renewed distinction as the hottest person in the world (71,000 SHU hotter to be precise).
With an average SHU of 1,641,000 SHU and a high of 2.2 Million SHU, it was bred to be hot.
Putting the scoville rating into context will help you:
The Carolina Reaper pepper is 200x hotter than a Jalapeno
It is obvious from the photographs above that this is one potent pepper. Every pod of the Carolina Reaper is unusual and has a distinctive stinger tail that is unlike any other pepper’s!
Being a hybrid of a Red Habanero and a Ghost Pepper gives it its extreme heat. Surprisingly, this pepper not only has heat but also a fantastic fruity flavor. That is, of course, before it vaporizes your face.