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18 July 2018

World’s Hottest Chillies

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a chilli fiend? You’re in luck… we have a selection of the World’s Hottest Chillies in store at Superior Fruit!

For those who aren’t familiar, all chillies in the world are measured for hotness in their own units of measurements – the Scoville Heat Units.

Wikipedia tells us a bit more:

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness/heat of pepper) of chili peppers, or other spicy foods, as reported in Scoville Heat Units (SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration. Capsaicin is one of many related pungent compounds found in chili peppers, collectively called capsaicinoids. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville whose 1912 method is known as the Scoville organoleptic test. In modern times, high-performance liquid chromatography is used to determine the pungency. The older method is a subjective measurement dependent on the capsaicin sensitivity of testers, and so is not a precise or accurate method to measure capsaicinoid concentration.

You can read even more about the scale here https://chasingchilli.com.au/scoville-scale/

 

 

The 2018 World Hottest Chilli list was updated earlier this year with a few new strains making their way into the top 20! According to www.chasingchilli.com.au ‘s calculations, here is the latest list!

Come and see us in store to sample a version of the NUMBER 1 variety – Carolina Reaper! For those who still want a kick but are a bit hesitant… you can try your luck at #28 variety, the Fatalii Chilli!

 

 

2018 Top 50 World’s Hottest Chillies Scoville Scale Rating

  Pepper Name Scoville Heat Units (2018 Update) Pure Capsaicin 16000000 SHUs Police Grade Pepper Spray 2000000 SHUs 1. Carolina Reaper 2200000 SHUs 2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2009231 SHUs Common Pepper Spray 2000000 SHUs 3. 7-Pot Douglah 1853936 SHUs 4. 7 Pot Primo 1469000 SHUs 5. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T 1463700 SHUs 6. Komodo Dragon Peper 1400000 SHUs 7. Naga Viper Pepper 1382118 SHUs 8. 7 Pot Brain Strain 1350000 SHUs 9. 7 Pot Barrackpore 1300000 SHUs 10. Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah 1200000 SHUs 11. New Mexico Scorpion 1191595 SHUs 12. Infinity Chilli 1176182 SHUs 13. Naga Jolokia 1100000 SHUs 14. Spanish Naga Chilli Pepper 1086844 SHUs 15. 7 Pot Madballz 1066882 SHUs 16. Bhut Jolokia Pepper (Ghost Pepper) 1041427 SHUs 17. Chocolate Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1001304 SHUs 18. Trinidad Scorpion 1000000 SHUs 19. Bhut Jolokia Indian Carbon (Ghost Pepper) 1000000 SHUs 20. Raja Mirch 900000 SHUs 21. Trinidad 7 Pot CARDI Strain 850000 SHUs 22. Nagabon Jolokia 800000 SHUs 23. Trinidad Yellow Scorpion 600000 SHUs 24. Red Savina Habanero Pepper 577000 SHUs 25. Fatalii 500000 SHUs 26. Devil’s Tongue Red 500000 SHUs 27. Devil’s Tongue Chocolate 500000 SHUs 28. Pingo de Ouro 500000 SHUs 29. Aji Chombo 500000 SHUs 30. Jamaican Hot Pepper Chocolate 500000 SHUs 31. Habanero Chilli Pepper Chocolate 500000 SHUs 32. Congo Pepper Black 500000 SHUs 33. Aribibi Gusano 470000 SHUs 34. Fatalli Pepper 400000 SHUs 35. Devil’s Tongue Yellow 400000 SHUs 36. Caribbean Red Habanero 400000 SHUs 37. Congo Pepper Red 400000 SHUs 38. Adjuma 350000 SHUs 39. Habanero Chilli Pepper Orange 350000 SHUs 40. Datil Pepper 350000 SHUs 41. Guyana Wiri Wiri 350000 SHUs 42. Jamaican Hot Pepper 350000 SHUs 43. Zimbabwe Bird Chilli 350000 SHUs 44. Rocoto Pepper 350000 SHUs 45. Madame Jeanette Chilli 350000 SHUs 46. Habanero 350000 SHUs 47. Chocolate Habanero 350000 SHUs 48. Tiger Paw 348634 SHUs 49. Big Sun Habanero 325000 SHUs 50. Scotch Bonnet Pepper 325000 SHUs