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Peppers can be found all over the world but some are just hotter than the others and can even kill.

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The hottest peppers in the world

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Are you a pepper head? Well, the world's hottest peppers would be a unique way to test your Scoville (a measure of spiciness) limit.

Peppers can be found all over the world, but some are just hotter than the others and the majority of this can be found in Trinidad.

Here is a list of the worlds hottest peppers.

1. Carolina Reaper

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Officially the world's hottest pepper has an SHU of 1,641,000 SHU and can get up to 2.2 Million SHU.

This pepper was been ranked by the Guinness Records back in 2013 and was tested again in 2018 with an even higher SHU giving it a renewed title.

The Carolina pepper is 600times hotter than a Jalapeno and is a cross between a Pakistani Naga and a Red Habanero.

2. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend is a rare pepper native to Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. Although not as hot as the Carolina Reaper, this guy's heat actually stings.

The Moruga Scorpion is almost as hot as The Carolina Reaper.

3. 7 Pot Douglah

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Known in the pepper field as one of the hottest peppers with the best flavour, this pepper looks quite deceiving as its brown in colour.

The taste of this pepper would actually leave you salivating just ensure you use a little.

4. 7 Pot Primo

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The 7 Pot Primo pepper is a rare pepper. With a distinctive long skinny tail. It was created by horticulturist Troy Primeaux and is very scorching.

5. Trinidad Scorpion a..k.a Butch T

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This pepper once held the official title of The Worlds Hottest Pepper from 2011 until August when The Carolina Reaper snatched its title.

This formidable pepper was discovered by Butch Taylor and its heat can be described as swallowing a burning coal that doesn't die. It’s the unrelenting heat that makes this pepper so scorching hot.

6. Bhut Jolokia

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The most famous hot pepper due to its popularity on YouTube and other social sites where daredevils eat whole Ghost Peppers as part of a challenge.

This is the first pepper to scientifically test over 1 million scovilles but it isn't the world's hottest pepper.

7. 7 Pot Barrackpore

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The 7 Pot Barrackpore is another pepper from the 7 Pot family and is also one of the hottest of the 7 Pot peppers.

This kind of pepper is cultivated from the Town of Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago. The 7 pots were named after their ability to heat up 7 pots of stew.

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