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Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World

Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World

The red hot peppers surely add taste to the food you eat. However, no person is audacious enough to taste these super-hot and super spicy peppers alone. These peppers when consumed by a person will burn him to the core. No honey or sugar could alleviate the level of burns caused to your tongue when you eat these peppers.

The top ten hottest peppers of the world have maintained various records of their spicy nature and level of hotness. Want to know the hottest peppers of the world? Following are the names.lets see which is the Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World

Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World

10  Red Savina Habanero

REd Savina —Photo via en.wikipedia.org

Earlier, Red Savina Habanero was considered as the hottest pepper of the world. In fact, this pepper was considered as the king of all the peppers. However, it was soon dethroned from position 1 but it still somehow manages to be one of the hottest peppers of the world. Red Savina Habanero when tasted would certainly give you those burns and chills that would end up being the worst things happened with you.

The flavor of the pepper is great but it also comes with extreme heat levels. The Red Savina pepper has already been tested at more than 577,000 Scoville units. This pepper is hotter than any common Jalapeno. So next time if you decide to taste the Red Savina Habanero, make sure you accompany yourself with liters of ice cold water.

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9 7 Pot Red (Giant)

7 Pot Red (Giant)

One of the hottest peppers of the world is the giant 7 Pot Red. The name 7 pots of this category of peppers have been named as a result of their ability that could easily heat up the seven pots of stew in no time. Also known as 7 pod, the 7 Pot Red Giant is one of the species of Capsicum Chinese and it originates somewhere from Trinidad.

This pepper is very rare in nature as well as very hot. The sharpness of this rare pepper is very similar to that of Naga Morich as well as BhutJolokia. According to a saying, a single pod of this chilli can easily spice up around seven pots of stew. In order to get a good germination of this pepper, you must try to sustain a constant temperature ranging from 28 to 32 degrees respectively.

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8 7 Pot Barrackpore

7 Pot Barrackpore
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Another hottest pepper on the list is the 7 Pot Barrackpore. This pepper is considered as one of the hottest of all the 7 Pot peppers. This pepper originates from Trinidad and Tobago from the Town of Chaguanans. Out of all the 7 Pot Peppers, this one is the only pepper that entertains the ability to prepare a number of meals at one use. Thus, this property also makes this pepper as one of the most unique peppers of the world.

The 7 Pot Barrackpore comes in different shapes, sizes as well as appearances. Some of its surfaces bubbly and wrinkled. Also, this pepper comes in a variety of colors such as red, yellow, brown and white. The flavor of this 7 pot pepper is very unique. The heat also entertains a tinge of natural fruity flavor. Though this pepper is very hot as to taste, it also tastes very good at the same time.

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7 Bhut Jolokia


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Also known as the Ghost Pepper, Bhut Jolokia is considered as a super-hot pepper since it is very spicy in nature. This one also happens to be a popular pepper in the world and a number of people on the social networking sites are often seen playing challenges of tasting this pepper on the whole. This interspecific hybrid chili pepper is cultivated in the Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. This pepper is a hybrid of Capsicum frutescens as well as Capsicum Chinese.

Bhut Jolokia holds a world record of being the hottest chili pepper in the year 2007. It is considered 400 times hotter than the Tabasco sauce. This chili has been rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units. Thus, you can imagine the level of heat that this chili sustains. Once considered as the hottest chili of the world, Bhut Jolokia is now overpowered by different other chili peppers.

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6 Naga Viper

Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World
Naga viper photo via www.peperoncini-piccanti.it

Another chili that is considered as one of the hottest peppers of the world is the Naga Viper. Naga Viper is one rare kind of pepper that is cultivated in the United States. This pepper is nothing but the result of combination of different peppers as well as years of cross pollination. This pepper is extremely hot as to its taste.

In the year 2011, Naga Viper was named as the hottest chili pepper of the world as according to the Guinness World Record. The heat rating of this rare and hot chili pepper goes upto 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units. This pepper was created by a chili farmer, Gerald Fowler, the resident of England in Cark, Cumbria. Naga Viper is the result of the three-way hybrid that has been produced out of Bhut Jolokia, Trinidad Scorpion as well as Naga Morich. As a result of the hybrid nature of this chili pepper, it is not able to produce its offspring exactly like its parent because of the segregation of alleles.

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5 Trinidad Scorpion Butch T

Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T–Photo via www.wildfirechilli.com.au

The chili pepper Trinidad Scorpion Butch T has been a Guinness World Record Holder from Australia in the year 2011. This pepper is extremely hot. The name Trinidad Scorpion Butch T has been given to this pepper after the scorpion stinger that was found on the very tip of the pepper as well as its creator, Butch Taylor. This pepper belongs to Capsicum Chinese specie.

Undoubtedly, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is considered as one of the hottest peppers of the world. The taste is extremely hot and spicy. The pepper originates from the region of Trinidad and Tobago like many other chili peppers.

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4 7 Pot Primo

7 Pot Primo
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The heat level of this chili pepper is 1,000,000 SHU. Undoubtedly, this makes the 7 Pot Primo one of the hottest chilies of the world. This pepper is considered as very different from all other peppers since it comprises of a long skinny tail. The creator of this pepper is Troy Prmeaux, a horticulturist. The look of the chili itself tells the story of its insanely hot nature.

The 7 Pot Primo is considered as one of the rarest pepper because of the rare nature of the primo seeds that are very hard to find. A number of cultivators as well as horticulturists have tried to replicate the long skinny tail look of this pepper but have failed miserably. This pepper is one elusive primo pepper which is certainly very hard to find. This pepper is one out of those 7 Pot peppers that are the hottest peppers of the world.

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3 7 Pot Douglah

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Another Pot 7 pepper that is considered as one of the hottest peppers of the world is 7 Pot Douglah. Apart from being one of the hottest chilies, this pepper is also considered as the chili which is the best in flavor and taste. Also known to the world as Chocolate 7 Pod, this pepper is considered as one of the rarest as well as the hottest of all the 7 pod strains.

The appearance of this pepper is dark brown or deep purple skin that comprises of many pimples on its very surface. This pepper in the beginning starts with green color and as it begins to mature the color turns darker. If this pepper is sliced on the first instance, the pools of liquid capsaicin oils can be seen. These pools contribute to the hot nature of this pepper. These capsaicin oils are stored in the placenta of this chili pepper. The flavor of & Pot Douglah is excellent as well as spicy. It can be used in both forms – solid as well as powder.

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2 Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Although this pepper has been discovered recently, yet it manages to be the second hottest chili pepper of the recent times. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is the native of the Moruga land in the regions of Trinidad and Tobago. This pepper is so spicy and chili in nature that the heat starts building up in your tongue once you start taking a bite of this chili. The heat level of this pepper reaches up to 1.2 million SHUs.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion entertains a tender fruity flavor apart from its heat which eventually gives this pepper a sweet-hot combination.

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1 Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper
Carolina Reaper—Photo via thehotpepper.com

The pepper that is considered as the hottest pepper of the recent times is the Carolina Reaper. This pepper also holds the Guinness Records of being the hottest pepper of the world. There is nothing about this pepper that could be termed as normal. The average SHU of this pepper ranges from 1.5 million and reaches up to 2.2 million SHU.

This pepper is the result of the cross done between Red Habanero and Pakistani Naga. Not only the hottest, this pepper is also considered as the most flavorful pepper since the flavor of Carolina Reaper is rich and excellent. The Carolina Reaper is described as a good all-rounder that can be tried at home.

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Top Ten Hottest Peppers in the World

Sr No10 Hottest Peppers Names
10Red Savina Habanero
97 Pot Red (Giant)
87 Pot Barrackpore
7Bhut Jolokia
6 Naga Viper
5Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
47 Pot Primo
37 Pot Douglah
2Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
1Carolina Reaper

Now that you are well-known about the hottest chili peppers of the world, we are sure you will certainly take care of which chili to taste and which chili to keep aside

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