This selection shows the 10 strongest peppers in the world, as measured by the Scoville scale, which was created by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in 1912. It measures the degree of burning or pungency of various plants such as peppers and chillies.
Red Savina Habanero (Red Savina)
Designed by Frank Garcia in Walnut, California in the early 1990s under methods remain secret until today, Red Savina Habanero was protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act until five years ago, in 2011.
As for this selection is the only pepper not having an average of at least 1m on the Scoville scale, since it remains 248,556 Scoville heat units, HUS.
Jumping to the million club in the world pepper, attention is directed to the exceptionally hot Naga Morich that has exactly one million units on the Scoville scale. Initially cultivated in Bangladesh and northeast India, Naga Morich is best known as Dorset Naga in the UK and comes from a variation of the Chinese species of peppers.
Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)
Originating in Assam, India, Ghost Pepper received the hottest pepper in the world title by Guinness World Records in 2007 after measuring at 1,041 million units on the Scoville scale. Recognised as being 400 times stronger than any Tabasco sauce, Ghost Pepper surprisingly lost his title in 2011 to Infinity Chili.
Infinity Chili still carries the significant heat, however, with a Scoville rating of 1.067 million units making its creator, English Nick Woods Grantham, extremely proud. There were 5 years perfecting hybrid Chinese species and their cultivation before finally getting it right.
Bedfordshire Super Naga
After spending several years across a variety of peppers, Genovese found the perfect combination when it “triggered the rise of hell” Bedfordshire Super Naga measuring 1,120 million units on the Scoville scale.
And it comes with warning labels as “The Cooler” “Super, Super Hot,” and “never be touched without gloves.” Bedfordshire Super Naga is not only one of the strongest peppers, is also one of the hardest to find.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Native Moruga district, in the region of Trinidad and Tobago, Moruga Scorpion was developed by the native of Trinidad, Wahid Ogeer, and was the world’s hottest pepper called in 2012 by the Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University.
Classified as unusually hot and measuring more than 1,200 million units on the Scoville scale, there is no doubt that this pepper definitely does not lack.
Described as a sweet balancing act and hot, Moruga Scorpion is known for its fruity flavor that quickly develops into spice overwhelming that is a danger to anyone who dares to take a bite.
Working for the famous Chili Pepper Company in Cumbria, which is known to try to overcome in the development of more hot peppers, Fowler was surprised when he created Naga Viper.
Surpassing Infinity Chili on the Scoville scale, Viper reached a record-breaking 1,382 million Scoville units, and took its title as the world’s hottest pepper in 2011.
Komodo Dragon Chilli Pepper
The farmer from Bedfordshire pepper, Salvatore Genovese, took the challenge of creating the strongest pepper in the world again, when he developed Komodo Dragon, the third position in this selection of the 10 most hottest peppers in the world
Sold by Tesco, peppers measure incredible 1.400 million units on the Scoville scale and comes with a warning, “Do not consume whole. Do not touch without gloves. ”
Described as having a warm fruity flavor that leaves the mouth on fire in ten seconds, Genovese says Komodo Dragon is not for curious pepper enthusiasts, but that did not stop grocery stores across the UK from sellers them.
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Nominated by Neil Smith and propagated by seeds Farms Zydeco, owner of Butch Taylor Crosby , Mississippi, in the United States, Butch T brings new meaning to “pungent”, with an impressive rating of Scoville of 1,463 million units.
Classified by Guinness world Records as the strongest pepper in the world in 2011, and holding the title for 3 years, Butch T is the second, but not the last, native American pepper in the selection of the 10 most hot peppers in the world.
The hottest pepper in the world was born and raised in the United States and is the famous Carolina Reaper, a leading position in this selection of the 10 most hot peppers in the world.
Founded in greenhouse Ed “Smokin” Currie driving PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the Carolina Reaper officially won his title in the Guinness World Records in the summer of 2013, when measured at 1,569 million units on the Scoville scale. And it has been the queen of Pepper world since then.