This golf ball-sized pepper scored the highest heat rating, its heat level topped more than 2 million heat units on the scoville heat scale, while some pods from some individual plants reached over 2 million heat unites.
The heat is 1,400,000 - 2,200,000 scoville units.
With 0 - no heat bell pepper and 2500 - 8000 - Jalapeno pepper this shows the heat of the Carolina Reaper Chilli compared to these peppers.
The Scoville scale is a measure of the 'hotness' of a chilli pepper or anything derived from chilli peppers i.e hot sauce. The scale is actually a measure of the concentration of the chemical compound capsaicin which is the active component that produces the heat sensation for humans.
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