TOP 10: Hottest Peppers in the World 2017

The most current list of the top 12 hottest peppers in the world... *SHU = Scoville Heat Unit (A measure of Spiciness)

TOP 10: Hottest Peppers in the World 2017

Measured by the Scoville scale(SHU), which was created by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville in 1912, we found 10 of the hottest peppers in the world that measure well into the millions. With jalapenos ranking anywhere from 2,500 to 10,000 units on the scale, get ready as we bring the heat with peppers that are sure to set your mouth ablaze! Are you sure you can handle it? The following are currently the hottest peppers in the world:


# NAME SCOVILLE SCALE (SHU)
1 The Carolina Reaper 2,200,000
2 Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,000,000
3 7 Pot Douglah 2,000,000
4 7 Pot Primo 1,473,480
5 Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” 1,463,700
6 Komodo Dragon 1,400,000
7 Naga Viper 1,382,118
8 7 Pot Brain Strain 1,350,000
9 7 Pot Barrackpore 1,300,000
10 7 Pot Jonah 1,200,000

 

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