If you think you have tried the strongest red hot chili peppers in the world you are probably wrong? Unless you have tried the “Dragon’s Breath”.
What is more strange is that they were actually created by accident when horticulturalist and chili enthusiast decided to pull out all the stops to make the most beautiful chili pepper for the world famous Royal Horticultural Society’s London showground at London’s Chelsea flower show. An annual event which brings together the best horticulturalists from the UK, Europe and the world.
But after grower Mike Smith from wales, UK finished his creation he decided that although the plant was grown for its looks not its chili power he would test it to see how strong it was.
The results are simply staggering. Until this plant existed the hottest chili in the world belonged to a grower in the United States which had a heat factor of 2.2 million on the Scoville heat scale and was named the “Carolina Reaper”. Well this new creation the Dragon’s Breath” goes way beyond that record, recording 2.48 million. Thta’s an average heat, the absolute hottest of the bunch tested actually went over 27 million… wow.. That actually makes this chili quite dangerous ans medical experts explain the heat factor from this chili is so hot that it might cause anaphylactic shock is eaten raw on its own.
Mike has now put his little chili tree forward to the Guinness World Records to claim his title for not just a nice looking chili tree. But for a power packed little devil of a chili that would knock your socks off.
Scientists from Nottingham Trent University are convinced that oil made from these chili peppers could be strong enough to act as an alternative local anesthetic for people who have allergies toward conventional drugs. So it could end up being a miniature medical marvel as well as the title holder for the most powerful red hot chili pepper in the world.
If given the chance… Do you think you would be brave enough to try one of these chili’s?
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These Accidentally Created Red Hot Chili Peppers Are The Hottest In The World