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Do you want to know the five hottest chili peppers in the world?

There are countless varieties of chili in the world... Which have you tried? Can you eat them without milk? If you are a real fan or just want to find out more about the world of spicy, then you are in the right place!

We present to you the updated ranking of the first five hottest chili peppers, eaten exclusively by true lovers of the strong and explosive taste of chili. Capsaicin has reached the highest levels ever recorded to date, as evidenced by the level of spiciness, measured in SHU, marked on the Scale of Scoville (made by the great chemist Wilbur Lincoln Scoville).

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  1. Carolina Reaper
  2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
  3. Nava Viper
  4. Bhuth Jolokia
  5. Seven Pod
  1. Carolina Reaper (HP22B) : 2,200,000 SHUIn 2013 it was declared the hottest in the world and still no other chili has ever surpassed it. He holds the official record for capsaicin. Born in South Carolina in the city of Rock Hill, a hybrid obtained by crossing a Pakistani Naga Morich and a Red Habanero. After four years of laboratory testing, performed by Winthrop University. On average, for each fruit, the Carolina Reaper plant produces 1,569,300 SHU on the Scoville scale. When it matures it becomes a flaming red, it has a fruity and sweet taste, accompanied by notes of cinnamon and chocolate. Our seeds:
  2. Trinidad Scorpion:Butch T: 1.463.700 SHUA mix of cultures has given birth to this chili pepper, born first in Central America and then cultivated also in Australia where its characteristics have been improved. In 2012 it was elected the hottest in the world. The fruit is red fire and its size is rather small. An explosion of spiciness in such a small fruit! Handle it with care and protect yourself with the appropriate tools.
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  3. Naga Viper:1.382.118 SHUIn 2011 the world record was won by this incredibly spicy variety. Inside a greenhouse in England thanks to Gerald Fowler, farmer of the Chilli Pepper Company, it was created by crossing three varieties: Naga Jolokia, Naga Morich and Trinidad Scorpion. It is interesting to know that the instability of the Naga Viper is still high and the plant is not able to generate other fruits. Our seeds
  4. Bhut Jolokia: da 855.000 a 1.041.427 SHUIn 2007 the World Champion of Spiciness was the so-called "Ghost Pepper", born in India from the crossing between two families Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. The fruits are about 5/7 cm big and are red. The taste of this variety is very sweet and fruity, but do not underestimate Bhut Jolokia because the levels of capsaicin within it are very high! Our seeds:
  5. Seven Pod Douglah: da 800.000 a 1.030.000 SHUThe story of this chili is always very interesting to tell: it is said that "7 POD" stands for "7 fruits" because this chili is able to collect in itself the hotness of 7 peppers! This rare native variety of Chaguanas from Trinidad & Tobago. Its size does not exceed a ping-pong ball, the color is extremely red and the aftertaste is pleasantly fruity. Our seeds: N.D.

The Chili Club contest:

Let’s compare: Calabrian chili v.s. Carolina Reaper

Calabrian cuisine is famous for its spicy taste throughout Italy. The Calabrian pepper is located at the bottom of the Scoville scale, up to 20,000 SHU. A few numbers are enough to show that the Carolina Reaper is a hundred times hotter! In fact, it reaches over 1,000,000 SHU. 


Handle the peppers carefully. Do not forget to use nitrile gloves (not latex) and rinse your hands after each operation. Do not touch your eyes or sensitive areas of your body.

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Let’s taste the Carolina Reaper:

And now you’re wondering... what happens when our body comes into contact with a super hot chili like this?

Let’s enter the spicy planet with MARCO CARMAZZI AND MASSIMO BIAGI.

(video of 37 minutes)