Is the Carolina Reaper the World's Hottest Pepper?

Is the Carolina Reaper the World's Hottest Pepper?

That honor officially belongs to the Carolina Reaper, which earned its title as the hottest pepper in the world — beating out a pepper called the Trinidad Scorpion — in 2013. \" The hottest known pepper to date on the Scoville scale is the Carolina Reaper. Julie eshaies/ShutterstockIn 2017, a new pepper, known only as Pepper X came on the scene, rating about 3.2 million Scoville units. It took 10 years to develop; as of 2020, Guinness World Records (which had earlier crowned the Carolina Reaper as the hottest pepper) had not yet confirmed that Pepper X was now the hottest pepper. Now That's Crazy A 34-year-old man was rushed to the ER with unusual \"thunderclap headaches\" after participating in a hot pepper contest where he ate one Carolina Reaper pepper.

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