Trinidad Moruga Scorpion:  World’s Hottest Pepper

Posted by Rezwan Razani on Feb 23, 2012 at 06:47 PM
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New Mexico State University scientists identified the world’s hottest pepper: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

On a scale of hotness, it rates at 1.2 million Scoville units, compared with 5,000 for a jalapeño.

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Per Metro’s Tariq Tahir:

‘People actually get a crack-like rush. I know the people who will eat the hottest stuff to get this rush but they’ve got to go through the pain,’ he added.

The title of world’s hottest chilli is a fiercely disputed one and the institute was asked by the US government, hot sauce makers, seed growers and others in the spicy foods industry to pin down the record.

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