Check Out the Hottest Chilli Pepper in The World

By: Vaishnavi Barthwal 

Do you ever wonder which pepper is the spiciest in the world, aside from the ones you usually buy? Here we present you the spiciest pepper in the world

In 2013, the Guinness World Records named the Carolina Reaper the hottest chili pepper in the world, with an average of 1,569,300 SHU (Scoville Units)

To give you some idea, a jalapeño pepper rates anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville Scale

The Carolina Reaper was created by Ed Currie, the founder of PuckerButt Pepper Company

The Carolina Reaper was originally named the HP22B

The first part of the name comes from South Carolina, where Ed lived

The second part of the name "Reaper" came simply from the shape of its tail

The Carolina Reaper is a combination of a La Soufriere pepper which is from Saint Vincent and the Naga Viper pepper which is from Pakistan

It takes Carolina Reapers approximately 80 - 90 days to grow

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The Carolina Reaper is not only hot but also flavourful. It has sweet and savoury undertones of fruit