What is the world’s hottest chilli?
WHICH IS THE WORLD’S HOTTEST PEPPER?
YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO SAY “IT’S THE CAROLINA REAPER”.
BUT IS IT REALLY THE HOTTEST, OR IS THERE HOTTER?
Oh yes we have also heard the rumours of Pepper X and the Dragons Breath, but are these genuine contenders or just a clever Marketing / PR stunt?
Chilliheads and chilli growers are captivated by the largest and hottest peppers. Contests are held to see who can grow the largest chilli, typically a ‘NuMex Big Jim’, and there is a huge international reaction when a new superhot variety is found. With pure capsaicin at about 16,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHUs), everyone wants to know what chillies come close to this heat level.
WHAT’S THE HOTTEST PEPPER YOU HAVE EVER EATEN?
The Current Official Worlds Hottest Chilli
The Carolina Reaper is the current official champion. The Carolina Reaper is recognised buy Guinness World Records as the supreme champion scoring an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units. But most chilli heads will tell you that there is much hotter chillies then the Carolina Reaper.
Regardless on which chilli is hotter all chilli heads will agree that the burn is very addictive. Not only is chilli addictive it is becoming more and more popular across the world. You just need to look at the fast food industry and most of the major players have got a spicy offering included on their menu. KFC have got their hot and spicy, McDonalds have Jalapenos on their burgers even Subway has options of chilli to add to your meal. Why? Well is because they are Intune with their customers and know that people love spice.
The spicy, burning feeling that you experience when biting into a chilli is caused by a chemical found in chilli called capsaicin. Chilli also contains an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties.
Exotic Chillies main focus is growing not just super-hot chillies but to cultivate the less known varieties. There are literally thousands of varieties and each one offers a unique flavour and level of spiciness.
Chilli Farm Update
Exotic Chilli Farm
G’day chilli fans, we are making some good progress with our new chilli farm west of Brisbane. We have cleared the land required for stage one of our chilli farm, about 5 acres was cleared to make way for a dam and 2 acres of chillies.
20 Mixed super hots chilli seeds. Each packet contains a mixture of super hot chillies, perfect for any chilli head. Each packet contains 20 seeds, which consist of Reapers, 7 pots, Scorpions, Naga, Butch T’s and Ghosts.