If you consider yourself a lover of spicy foods and perhaps a bit of a daredevil even, then our list of the hottest peppers in the world is going to be perfect (and perfectly hot) for you. Peppers are one of the most amazing foods in the world. Their flavor produces amazing variations and enhancements to different foods when used in cooking. The combinations and types of peppers are so varied that a plate can completely change depending on the peppers used.
Not only do they provide color and brightness, but they also pack so much heat that they can go from making a food delicious and seasoned to making your body ache and feel as if you had fire burning in your mouth as you try to cool it down. For a long time, everyone thought the ghost pepper topped the list of crazy-spicy, feels-like-your-tongue-will-never-taste-anything-ever-again hottest peppers in the world. But this is not true, as you’ll find out in our countdown of hottest peppers in the world.
In this article we will take a look at these peppers, and describe how they combine with different foods to make your mouth feel amazing and destroyed at the same time. We will rank them based on their heat, which is measured in Scoville Heat Units or SHU.
After reading this list, be sure to check out The 15 Most Common Phobias in America that Induce Fits of Panic. Could it be that people are actually afraid of peppers or spicy foods? You won’t believe some of the fears that made the list.
Now though, on to the list of the ten hottest peppers in the world!
10. Red Savina Habanero
Back in the old days, this pepper was the king! It was considered the spiciest pepper, and it was used in so many plates that its price had risen to an outrageous amount. Since then it has been surpassed by a lot of peppers and now barely makes the top ten. Nonetheless, it is still widely used and has amazing taste.
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