Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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    The Trinidad moruga scorpion (Capsicum chinense) is native to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. On February 13, 2012, New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute identified the Trinidad moruga scorpion as the hottest chili in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units (SHUs) and individual plants with a heat of more than 2 million SHUs. However the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has not been certified as the hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of World Records. The previous record holder was the bhut jolokia of India. The current world record holder is the Carolina Reaper.


    Paul Bosland, a chili pepper expert and director of the Chile Pepper Institute, said, "You take a bite. It doesn't seem so bad, and then it builds and it builds and it builds. So it is quite nasty."

    Aside from the heat, the Trinidad moruga scorpion has a tender fruit-like flavor, which makes it a sweet-hot combination. The pepper can be grown from seeds in most parts of the world. In North America, the growing season varies regionally from the last spring hard frost to the first fall hard frost. Freezing weather ends the growing season and kills the plant, but otherwise they are perennials which grow all year, slowing in colder weather.

    On December 26, 2013, the Guinness World Records rated the 'Carolina Reaper' the world's hottest pepper, dethroning the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T.

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    Heat [​IMG] Exceptionally hot
    Scoville scale 1,200,000 on average, but can reach up to 2,000,000


    Taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_moruga_scorpion
     
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