|| Exceptionally hot
||1,569,300 on average, with peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU
The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species, originally named the "HP22B", bred by Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. As of 2014 , it is the world's most piquant pepper.
The original crossbred was between a red naga pepper and a Red Savina pepper. The "Carolina Reaper" was rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records from 2012 to 2014. It averages a 1,569,300 on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
The previous world record-holder for peppers was the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper.
All data is from Wikipedia.
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