The world has a new hottest chile pepper, the Naga Viper, which apparently comes from a greenhouse in Cumbria in England. Check out this article from the online UK DailyMail to see this article.
Wonder who will be the first to make a Naga Viper hot sauce? Place your bets now, folks.
Neither Mexico nor India: The world’s hottest chilli comes from a tiny greenhouse in Cumbria
By Jaya Narain
It is so hot weapons experts plan to use a couple in a spice bomb to incapacitate enemy soldiers on the battlefield. But the world’s hottest chilli does not hail from India, Thailand or Mexico but from a small greenhouse in Cumbria. It was created by crossing three of the hottest varieties of chilli pods.
The result is a record breaking chilli that will make your eyes stream, throat burn, nose run and much, much worse.
The Naga Viper chilli packs an astonishing 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which measures heat by the presence of the chemical compound capsaicin.
Experts at Warwick University carried out tests on the chilli and officially declared it the hottest.
It beat competition from the ferocious Bhut Jolokia pod – the previous holder – to take the title of the world’s hottest chilli in the Guinness Book of World Records.