Top 10 Hottest Chili

22 07 2008

1  Naga Jolokia (855,000 – 1,041,427 SHU): Also called Bhut Jolokia (’ghost pepper’), this hybrid from India’s easter Assam region recently tested as the most potent chili in the world.
2 Dorset Naga (876,000 – 970,000 SHU): a relative of the Scotch Bonnet (see below), this exceptionally hot chili is named for its British county of origin.
3 Red Savina (350,000 – 577,000 SHU): This former world record holder is still claimed by some to be the world’s hottest chili. It is a variety of…
4 Habanero chile (100,000 – 350,000 SHU): Habaneros extract is used in Dave’s Insanity Sauce.
5 Scotch Bonnet (100,000 – 350,000 SHU): The name refers to the chili’s resemblance to a Tam o’shanter.
6 Jamaican Hot Pepper (100,000 – 200,000 SHU): As its name suggests, this variety hails from sunny Jamaica
7 Thai pepper (50,000 – 100,000 SHU): A variety of these grows Sydney’s Circular Quay public gardens. It is a source of late-night entertainment for drinkers, who add them to their hamburgers or eat them as a dare.
8 Malagueta pepper (50,000 – 100,000 SHU): A popular chili within Brazil, to the extent that ‘malagueta’ is synonymous with ‘hot peppers’ in Portuguese.
9 Chiltepin pepper (50,000 – 100,000 SHU): According to Wikipedia, this wild pepper is perhaps the ancestor of all modern chilis.
10 Cayenne pepper (40,000 – 90,000 SHU): This common pepper has been used for centuries as a digestive stimulant.