Chili Peppers

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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Heat * Exceptionally hot
Scoville rating up to 2,000,000

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum Chinense), endemic to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, is currently the world’s hottest Chili pepper. 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.[1][2] 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.[3]
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 nasty.”[1]
The golf ball-sized chili pepper scored the highest among a handful of chili breeds 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.[1]
Leaving out the heat the Moruga Scorpion has a tender fruit like flavor, which makes it a unique sweet-hot combination.[2]

:While pepper makes food more delectable, it also aids in liver function and digestion. Peppers are abundant in Vitamin A, C, and K, and Vitamin A and C are antioxidants that help stop cell damage that causes cancer. Additionally, these vitamins assist in dealing with diseases linked to aging while supporting the immune system. Vitamin K promotes proper blood clotting and fortifies the bones.

Red peppers are a source of lycopene, a carotenoid that helps prevent prostate, bladder, cervix, and pancreatic cancer.

Another carotenoid red peppers are high in is beta-cryptoxanthyin; it helps prevent lung cancer.

“There’s a massive endorphin rush, and you feel really good after all the pain and craziness,”  “Your body starts tingling all over, your hands and arms start to go numb, and you sometimes get lightheaded and euphoric. It feels good.” Released in response to stress and pain, endorphins are brain chemicals that reduce the perception of pain. Which promote a pleasant sense of well-being, and is wonderfully addictive…..

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion’s new notoriety is already making waves in the industry, the top echelons of the gastronomic elite, and more importantly among those who love their hot, spicy foods.

The beauty of the peppers is they’re not only the hottest in the world, but they’re also some of the most flavorful peppers.

“You can make a barbeque sauce or a hot sauce at a mild to medium level using small amounts of these peppers and it will be so pleasantly addictive that you won’t want to put your spoon down,”  “You feel to eat and eat and eat.”

IF THE FLAVOUR OF Chili Pepper only depended on the type of chili pepper, chili pepper tasting would be boring, and this website would not exist. Fortunately there are big differences between chili peppers from different regions, even if it comes from the same type of family, which makes chili tasting that more interesting.


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