The world's hottest chile

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Culture & Science - Cooking and Eating
Thursday, 14 July 2011 09:35

4 months ago I live in Southeast Asia and the food is all the more surprising. Still can not get used to end up crying after every meal, and I have started to investigate what type of peppers used here are so hot.

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Did you know that there are several different types of chili peppers? Did you also know that they are given a number to determine how the peppers are hot?

Here I share the list of the hottest chiles to those who have no problem in testing.

  1. Caribbean red habanero chile (100-22)
  2. Red Habanero Chile (64-18)
  3. Chile Habanero Scotch Bonnet (58-18)
  4. Jamaican Hot Chile (45-22)
  5. Santakos Thai, Cayenne (15-11)
  6. Charleston spicy Piquín (11-7)
  7. Pepper, cayenne, Tabasco, Thai Dragon (9-8)
  8. Chiles de arbol (7-3)
  9. Serrano chiles (from 5 to 1.1)
  10. Yellow wax (3 to 1.1)
  11. Chile jalapeño (1.1 to 0.5)
  12. Chile sunflower, rattlesnake (0.5 to 0.3)
  13. Rocotillo, watermelon wide (0.3 to 0.2)
  14. Chilaca, Spanish, pasilla, poblano, (0.2 to 0.1)
  15. Big Jim, New Mexico, Cherry (0.1 to 0.02)
  16. Mexi-Bell, peperoncini bell, false alarm, pepper, sweet banana (0.0-0.0)

As you can imagine the higher the number, the hotter! 100 being the highest and 0 the lowest.


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