Where do the world's hottest chili peppers come from?
For a while there, it was India and Bangladesh, home of the ghost pepper (bhut jolokia). Back in 2007, the Guinness Book of World Records declared the ghost chili pepper to be the hottest in existence: The Scoville scale of pepper heat measures its spiciness at more than 1 million heat units.
The ghost pepper was unseated by a Caribbean chili in 2012, when the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper (1.2 million Scoville heat units) was named the worlds hottest by the Chili Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University. Continue reading