Pepper X

Pepper X Sauces - Available at The Hot Sauce MallA new pepper has taken the title of the hottest chili pepper in the world. Called Pepper X, it was created by Ed Currie, the owner of PuckerButt Pepper Company, who bred the Carolina Reaper, the previous record holder. Deemed the Hottest Chili on Oct. 9 by the folks at Guinness World Records, Pepper X was developed over ten years by cross-breeding various peppers to create a new cultivar of Capsicum chili pepper. This small, yellow-greenish pepper has a spiciness rated at an average of 2,693,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville scale, which measures the capsaicinoids in peppers. For comparison, a jalapeno pepper averages 2,000 to 8,000 SHUs on the scale, while a habanero is considered very hot with an average rating of 100,000 to 350,000 SHUs.
Here’s an overview of how Pepper X measures up to the six hottest peppers that were awarded the title of “world’s hottest” by Guinness since 2011.
– Pepper X: 2,693,000 SHU – Carolina Reaper: 1,569,300 SHU – Trinidad Scorpion Butch T: 1,463,700 SHU – Naga Viper: 1,382,118 SHU – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion: 1,200,000 SHU – Infinity: 1,176,182 SHU

Pepper X was deemed the Hottest Chilli Pepper.
Ed Currie has recently set a new Guinness World Record for the hottest chili pepper, with Pepper X. In doing so, he broke his own record, set a decade ago with the Carolina Reaper. Currie, the owner of PuckerButt Pepper Company,
Pepper X measures up to an average of 2,693,000 Scoville heat units
Currie invented the world’s previous hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, and lamented that “no one’s been able to take us out,” so he “decided to bring it out into the world.”

What is the Scoville Heat Scale?
This scale measures the heat level in peppers. The Scoville scale is named after Wilbur Scoville, who developed the test in 1912
Peppers are ranked their Scoville Heat Unit, or SHU, in millions and thousands. At the bottom of the scale is 0 or no heat and the maximum is 16 million. Peppers are measured for their heat by the amount of capsaicin in them. The more capsaicin, the hotter the pepper, and the higher the ranking.
Heat in peppers is measured in Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a regular jalapeno pepper registers about 5,000 units. A habanero, the record-holder about 25 years ago, typically tops 100,000. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Pepper X at 2,693,000 units.

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