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Hottest Pepper in the World - Hot Scale Scoville, Viper, Trinidad, Scorpion, Naga

Updated on January 15, 2013

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Naga Viper Pepper

As of December 3, 2010 the Naga Viper Pepper is now the Hottest Pepper in the World. The Naga Viper Pepper is a genetically engineered pepper by the inventor Gerald Fowler. This pepper is a result of crossing three of the hottest known peppers together.

  • Bhut Jolokia
  • Naga Morich
  • Trinidad Scorpion

Using the Scoville scale the Naga Viper Pepper Measures an astounding 1,359,000, compared to the previous hottest pepper the Bhut Jolokia at 1,001,304.  The Scoville Scale us a a heat measurement from a chemical compound called capsaicin.

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      Pierre 2 years ago

      Carolina Reaper 2013 hottest pepper

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      donnie 4 years ago

      this scoville is wrong the Bhut Jolokia is around 500,000 to 600,000 it's no wear near 1,000,000

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      kia31 5 years ago from Los Angles

      I have not tried th viper niether, to scared to but who know I might get brave and try that hot pepper

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      rick jones 5 years ago

      have not tried the viper yet but want to,i have made sauce out of the bhut jolokia and i like it,cant wait to try the naga viper

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Interesting article, I like the Scoville Pepper Scale too very useful.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting with a lot of facts I knew noth ing of.

      We are never too old to learn something new are we ?

      I now look forward to reading much more of your work.

      Take care


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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Sounds really interesting.Actually,I've not heard of this naga viper pepper but am so pleased to hear about it now.

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      kia31 7 years ago from Los Angles

      usauthor, Yes the Naga Viper pepper is Hot Hot Hot! Thanks for the comment

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      kia31 7 years ago from Los Angles

      Chspublish, I am not sure if any one eats Naga Viper Peppers but I do feel sorry for them if they do. lol!

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      usauthor 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing...this is HOTTT!

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      chspublish 7 years ago from Ireland

      Amazing pepper! Does anyone eat these or are they too hot?