Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Seeds Worlds Hottest
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The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum Chinense), endemic to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, is currently the world's hottest Chili pepper cultivar. The New Mexico State University's Chili Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the newest hottest chili pepper in the world as of February 2012. According to the New Mexico State University Chili Institute, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion ranks as high as 2,009,231 SHU on the Scoville scale, making it the hottest chili pepper in the world to date.
Paul Bosland, a renowned chili pepper expert and director of the Chili Institute, said that, "You take a bite. It doesn't seem so bad, and then it builds and it builds and it builds. So it is quite intense."
The golf ball-sized chili pepper scored the highest among a handful of chili cultivars reputed to be among the hottest in the world. Its mean heat topped more than 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, while fruits from some individual plants reached 2 million heat units.
Leaving out the heat the Moruga Scorpion has a tender fruitlike flavor, which makes it a unique sweet-hot combination.
Scoville ratings of peppers