Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Experts at New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute announced that the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is the hottest pepper on the planet. The Associated Press reports that the pepper’s mean heat exceeded 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, while some individual peppers reached 2 million units. Chile aficionados tout the scorpion’s complex flavor and “crack-like” rush. According to the AP article, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion’s ascendancy marks a new level of precision in the measurement of chile heat. […]

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