Hottest Pepper in the World
Food comes with different flavors. Some people like it sweet while others like it sour. But, the most adventurous people like to eat foods that are hot and spicy. There is something about eating hot foods that makes you crave for more servings. In the kitchen, there are a lot of ingredients that make the food hot. One of which is pepper. This is a herb mixed into the food to make it hot and spicy. Often times, we use them at minimum amount to simply heighten the taste of foods. Certain cultures all over the globe tend to have hot delicacies that give them a very unique taste. Indian cuisine is mostly based on hot food, pretty much like the Korean’s. It is one of their most prized spice to make their food even more delicious.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Blend is currently the world’s hottest pepper. It was only in February 2012 that this breed was discovered to be the hottest all throughout. The record was first held by Naga Bhut Jolokia of India wherein it was part of the natural dishes of the country. Naga Bhut Jolokia held the record of being the hottest pepper on earth since 2007 and was later surpassed by Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Blend only on 2012. It is said that the Naga Bhut Jolokia is 400 times hotter than tobasco sauce and the former is even hotter than that.
The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Blend is found mainly on the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. It has been announced that this breed of pepper is the hottest all throughout by the New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute. They use the measured unit of the Scoville Scale to determine the quality of it. The Chile Pepper Institute is a non-profit organization that aims to determine the different breeds and species of wild peppers on eartch. It has more than 1.2 million units on the Scoville Scale. The Scoville scale is a method used to determine the pungency of it. The number of units present in the Scoville scale determines how hot or spicy the pepper is using capsaicin. Capsaicin is a compound found in pepper that reacts to the nerve endings found on skin when in contact with the chemical compound.
It is about the size of a golf ball and usually grow all year round. In North America, the plant can grow fully well during the spring season. It has a fruity taste but be warned, the fruity taste masks the incoming blazing hotness of the pepper. This made the said pepper is one of the most hottest if not the most hottest on earth.
Now that you have an idea on which is the most hottest pepper on the surface of the earth, would you give it a taste to see if you are brave enough or would you try to add a bit of it on your next dish?