Top 5 Hottest Peppers in the World

November 25, 2019

Welcome to TOP 5 Where as you can guess, we count down the top 5 of a large variety of topics!  Today we delve into the Top 5 Hottest Peppers in the World! Let’s Dive Right In!  


5: Trinidad Scorpion

Coming in at 5 is the Trinidad Scorpion which is sure to leave you with a sting.  This pepper hails from Trinidad and Tobago, and is grown in warm to hot weather.  

At SCOVILLE: 1,463,700 SHU on the scoville scale this pepper is known as a member of the class capsicum, and this is a hybrid of the Frutescnes.  Due to the intense heat of the Scorpion, great levels of caution should be taken if working or cutting this pepper. Using protective gloves to keep this pepper from touching your skin is strongly advised when handling the scorpion. 

  1. 7 Pot Primo

Coming in at 4 is the 7 Pot Primo which is a cross between a Naga Morich and a Trinidad 7 Pot pepper. It was created by Troy Primeaux, (nickname Primo), a horticulturist from Louisiana.  At SCOVILLE: 1,469,000 SHU on the scoville scale.  If compared to a typical jalapeno pepper, which averages 5,000 SHU, and you’ll see the 7 Pot Primo is nearly 300 times hotter than the jalapeno.  Once the scorching heat is bypassed this pepper is known to have  a fruity taste.  

  1. 7 Pot Douglah

At 3, the heat begins to take a new level with the 7 Pot Douglah.  Once again, Trinidad is the origin of an inferno, and a noticeable quality of the 7 Pot Douglah is the pimpled dark chocolate colored skin it forms into once it matures which makes it a truly distinct and striking pepper from a visual standpoint.  This pepper is truly a scorcher ranking in at 1,853,936 SHU on the scoville scale.  The taste is quite earthy, and nutty and the heat offers a quick punch that lingers.  Use with caution.  




  1. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 

The number 2 pepper on the list is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.  As the name indicates, this scorpion hails from Trinidad. At 2,009,231 SHU on the scoville scale the Moruga Scorpion measures at 400 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper.  This pepper belongs in the superhot classification and is not one to be messed with.  

  1. Carolina Reaper

Topping off our list, The Carolina Reaper.  The reaper was developed by Ed Currie and originate from South Carolina.  Measuring at SCOVILLE: 2,200,000 SHU The flavor is fruity and similar to a 7 Pot chili pepper. The Carolina Reaper can grow to a height over 4 feet tall.  Compared to a jalapeno pepper, the Reaper is 880 times hotter.  It is said that eating up to 3 pounds of this pepper can be lethal.  


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Reference: 

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