The Carolina Reaper is a very hot chili pepper developed by a farmer named Ed Currie, and is currently the hottest chili pepper in the world. This chili which is also called HP22B pepper has a number of interesting facts. The facts about the Carolina Reaper chili are as follows.
The developer of the hottest chili pepper in the world said he created this chili variety by crossing the Pakistan Dragon with the Red Habanero from St Vincents Island in the West Indies.
For those who are curious about the chili which is listed as the hottest chili in the world by the Guinness World Records, let’s look at the following facts about the caroline repear chili compiled from a number of sources.
1. Spicy Level
As the hottest chili pepper in the world today, the carolina reaper is listed as having a heat range from 1,400,000 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Scale to 2,200,000. Compared to the average jalapeno pepper, it is 175 to 880 times hotter. Compare that to a regular jalapeno pepper, which averages about 5,000 Scoville Units of Heat, and the hottest Carolina Reaper is up to 440 times hotter.
2. Causes Pain
This chili has a very high level of spiciness, causing very severe side effects compared to ordinary chilies. It is known, this chili can cause irritation of the esophagus, nausea, vomiting, even diarrhea to a burning feeling when defecating. In addition, this chili also has potential problems in the brain that can trigger a stroke.
3. Not Real Name
Carolina reaper is not her real name, her real name is HP22B. The HP stands for higher power, which means high strength, while the number 22 means the chili pot, and the letter B means the order of the plants, namely plant B. The mention of the name Carolina Reaper was only known after Ed Currie made a name contest to name her. the hottest chili in the world.
4. Has a Unique Shape
This Carolina Reaper has a unique shape unlike most chili peppers. This Carolina reaper has short, wavy skin, slightly rounded dents, and slightly pointed ends. The color of this Carolina reaper tends to be light with a size of about 2.5 to 7 cm.