10 of the hottest peppers on the planet

Spicy peppers are a common and important flavor in many different cuisines in the world.

1. Carolina Reaper, USA


Carolina Reaper is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's most spicy pepper, about 200 times more than Jalapeno peppers. The Carolina Reaper's spiciness is so terrible that if you're not in good health, trying a piece of it can be shocking, even convulsing.

2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad and Tobago


This special pepper is native to Moruga, Trinidad, and Tobago, this is a combination of super spicy and sweet. The chilliness of pepper will not come immediately, instead, the effect is slowly with hiccups, sweating, and paralysis.

3. Naga Viper, The UK


This is a hybrid pepper combined from the three most spicy peppers in the world: Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. First grown by an English farmer named Gerald Fowler, this type of chili was once recorded as the spiciest pepper in the world in 2011.

4. Bhut Jolokia, India


Often referred to as chili, Bhut Jolokia is grown in the states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur in India. Due to the terrible spicy level, the Indian army has developed chili powder into a biological weapon with a strong concentration that can stifle the enemy.

5. 7 Pot Jonah, Trinidad


Originating from the Chaguanas region of Trinidad, this type of chili has a variety of colors ranging from white, yellow to red and brown, higher heat levels in darker colors. The name of this type of pepper means that only one fruit can make 7 stew pot become pungent.

6. Chocolate Habanero, USA


This chili has a spherical shape, 5 cm long and chocolate brown, also known as the dark Habanero, due to their color. In terms of cuisine, this is an attractive pepper with a unique smell of smoke prepared in many specialties of Mexico and Jamaica.

7. Red Savina Habanero, USA


The chilliness of this pepper is said to be 50 times that of Jalapeno and once held the Guinness World Record in 2007, before being defeated by Bhut Jolokia.

8. Scotch Bonnet, Caribbean


Scotch Bonnet is also known as Caribbean red pepper, the same name as the traditional hat of Scottish men or teams. Like other hot peppers, when you first taste it, you will see a sweet taste before the pungent taste comes.

9. Piri Piri, Africa


This special Piri Piri is also called "African bird's eye". They are often used to make Piri Piri chili sauce popular in African countries.

10. Jalapeno, Mexico


Jalapeno is a popular pepper in Mexico as well as in the world, often used as chili sauce. Jalapeno peppers are most commonly used when it is dark green, not fully ripe and red.

By: Joshua Thompson

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