The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is native to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2012, New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute identified the Trinidad moruga scorpion as the hottest chili in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units (SHUs) and individual plants with a heat of more than 2 million SHUs. The previous record holder was the Ghost Pepper Bhut Jolokia of India. The current world record holder is the Carolina Reaper.
Each fruit is about the size of a golf ball and contains as much capsaicin as 25 milliliters of police-grade pepper spray. This is the spiciest naturally occurring pepper known to man, but it’s also famously fruity and flavorful.
Fans recommend adding a small amount to any dish for an explosion of flavor, as well as the endorphin rush that accompanies the consumption of something that spicy.
*Extremely HOT. Extreme caution should be used. Use rubber gloves to handle seeds, plants and fruits. Keep out of reach of children and pets!