Top 8 spiciest chilli peppers in the world

Will you try these 8 hottest chilli peppers?

Do you like spicy food? There are 8 hottest chilli peppers in the world, and many of these peppers are used in spicy curries, sauces, and pickles. Let’s find out more about them. If you don’t know, the spiciness of these peppers is measured via the Scoville Scale. It’s a scale that Wilbur Scoville invented over 100 years ago. Experts believe that these peppers contain a compound known as capsaicinoids, which stimulate the nerve endings under the tongue that transmit heat or burning sensations to the brain.

  • Carolina Reaper

It is the spiciest pepper in the world. Based on reports, it was first discovered in South Carolina, hence its name. It has got a unique look and even has a scorpion tale.

  • ​Moruga Scorpion

It is the second hottest pepper in Trinidad. Experts claim that it has a fruity taste underneath the intense level of spices. 

  • ​Naga Morich

Also known as ‘The Snake’ this pepper comes from Bangladesh and has a wrinkly structure like Bhut Jolokia. It is smaller in size and is characterized by ribs on the outer peel. According to experts, its flavour is less earthy than Bhut Jolokia. 

  • Chocolate Trinidad Scorpion

One of the hottest peppers in the world, it has a Scoville rating of 1.2 million, making it one of the hottest peppers on earth. It is best used in BBQ and sauces.

  • Bhut Jolokia

is also known as the holy pepper, and it comes from India. Bhut Jolokia has an elongated shape of 4 – 7 cm and a wrinkled skin. According to the Defense Research Laboratory, the spiciness of Bhut Jolokia is 855,000 SHU. 

  • Habanero Red Savina Pepper

In 1994 and 2007, this pepper was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the hottest peppers in the world. Its spiciness varies from 350,000 to 850,000 SHU. 

  • ​Scotch Bonner Pepper

It is a variety of chili pepper mainly harvested in Caribbean islands, but it is also popular in Guyana, where it is called “ball of fire”. 

  • ​Manzano Pepper

In Peru and Bolivia, this variety has a characteristic red colour and its flesh has a much greater consistency than other peppers.