Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World

Are you looking for the hottest pepper in the world? Don’t worry! In this article, I’ll be going to explain the Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World which is really spicy.

Peppers are very important when it comes to making some delicious food because without using good quality pepper you’re food isn’t going to impress anybody.

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Coming back to the topic, Without wasting your time I have explained some hottest peppers in the world below.

Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World

First of all, You have to know about the Scoville Heat Units (SHU) because this helps you to measure the Spiceness or heat of chili peppers.

Basically, It is the standard form of measuring the heat in peppers. So, I hope now you know about SHU.

10. Red Savina Habanero

Red Savina Habanero

Red Savina Habanero is the world’s hottest pepper in the world for 12 years (from 1994 to 2006). This pepper has 577,000 SHU and its Scientific name is Capsicum Chinense.

It’s a legend among pepper planters for its flavor and no doubt for the extreme heat. Also, it has a sweet taste, almost fruity.

It is the easiest Super Hot Pepper Varieties to grow and a very effective plant. You can say this is the beginner level of heat produced by Red Savina Habanero.

There are lots of Pepper which is more spicy and hot compare to Red Savina Habanero. So, the next one is,

9. 7 Pot Barrackpore

7 Pot Barrackpore

7 Pot Barrackpore is one of the hottest of the 7 Pot peppers and the heat level of this pepper is 1,200,000 SHU. Also, its Scientific name is Capsicum Chinense.

This pepper belongs from the Town of Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago. Many of the super-hot peppers are found in this region.

The 7 pots were named after their capacity to heat up to 7 pots of Stew and the Barrackpore is no exception. It’s a great pepper to grow for hot flavorings and powders because of its high product, great flavor, and Spiciness.

8. Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)

Ghost Pepper

Ghost Pepper is the super hot pepper that comes all the way from Assam, India it’s the first hot pepper that breaks the 1 million Scoville Heat Unit mark. Currently, its heat level is around 1,041,427 SHU.

Its Scientific name is again Capsicum Chinense. Also, the Ghost pepper is also known as Bhut Jolokia, Naga King.

This pepper carried the World’s Hottest Pepper title for 4 years (from 2007 to 2011) when the Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’ beat its heat level. But some people think that it’s still the world’s hottest, but it is far from it.

7. Naga Viper

Naga Viper pepper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

Naga Viper has maintained the record for the world’s hottest pepper for a very short time. This pepper is surpassed by the 4 other hottest pepper.

It is the extremely rare pepper that is cultivated in the United Kingdom and some parts of Northern Ireland. Naga Viper flavor is sweet and fruity, with a little tang.

In 2011, it was registered as the “World’s Hottest Chili Pepper” by the Guinness World Records with a heat level of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units.

6. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is the hottest pepper in the world and doesn’t take it lightly.

This pepper is found in Crosby, Mississippi, and has a heat level of 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper is a highly rated spicy pepper and will grow over 4 feet tall.

This pepper name is given by Neil Smith from The Hippy Seed Company. Butch Taylor is responsible for breeding this pepper’s seeds.

5. 7 Pot Primo

7 Pot Primo pepper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

7 Pot Primo pepper is a very rare pepper and true primo seeds are hard to come by. The average heat level of 7 pot Primo is around 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units.

It is very unique with its long skinny “tail”. Some current pepper cultivators have tried to copy this look because the tail is just horrifying.

This pepper has insanely hot and that’s the reason why this pepper is the hottest pepper in the world.

4. 7 Pot Douglah

7 Pot Douglah (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

7 Pot Douglah is also known as the 7 Pod Douglah or Chocolate 7 Pod which is one of the rarest and hottest peppers of the 7 pod strains.

This extremely hot pepper is from Trinidad and has a heat level of 1,853,936 SHU.

This pepper has unique red-brown color and shape which makes it scary. 7 Pot Douglah pepper comes in the top 5 lists of the hottest pepper in the world.

3. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

Trinidad Moruga scorpion is pepper is a native to the village of Moruga, Trinidad, and Tobago. It’s one of the spiciest chilies pepper in the world.

This pepper origin in Moruga, Trinidad, and Tobago, and the pepper heat level is around 2,009,231 SHU.

It has a delicate fruit-like flavor, which creates a sweet-hot combination. Also, The plant will reach maturity and start growing fruit in two to three months approximately.

2. Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

Carolina Reaper is the world’s hottest pepper which has a heat level of 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units.

This pepper was developed by US breeder Ed Currie, the pepper is red and gnarled in color, with a rough texture and small pointed tail.

Carolina Reaper origin in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. Also, It has a sweet and fruity flavor, right before the heat kicks in.

1. Dragon’s Breath Pepper

Dragon's Breath pepper (Top 10 Hottest Peppers in The World)

Dragon’s Breath is a chili pepper cultivar officially tested at 2,480,000 Scoville heat units which are hotter than Carolina Reaper.

This pepper was found in Denbighshire and Nottingham, United Kingdom. Dragon’s Breath pepper is Exceptionally hot and It’s very difficult to eat one whole Dragon’s Breath chili.

Most people don’t know that Pepper X is also the competitor of Dragon’s Breath pepper. There was a claim that would make it the second-hottest chili on record after Pepper X.

But all the Peppers that I have explained are the hottest peppers in the world. so, don’t be confused. From my personal experience Carolina Reaper, Dragon’s Breath, and Pepper X are the top 3 hottest pepper in the world.

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