Hottest chili pepper in the world is Naga Viper

December 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Naga Viper is now the world’s hottest chili pepper. It takes the title from the “ghost chili” which was considered as the hottest pepper.

The Naga Viper managed to beat the Bhut Jolokia by over 300,000 points on the Scoville scale. The Naga Viper measured some 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale.

Researchers from the Warwick University were involved in the project. The Scoville scale is used to test the “heatness” of pepper by tracking the presence and the amount of particular compounds in the pepper.

The Naga Viper was developed by a British Chili farmer, Gerald Fowler from three of the world’s hottest chilis. After crossing the peppers, Gerald admitted that he has created a monster chili. He revealed to the British’s Daily Mail that the chili was “painful” to eat. He further hinted that the pepper was so hot that it could potentially “strip” paints.

The military are already looking into how the pepper can be potentially used as a weapon due to its hotness.

However before you can try some of the chili pepper, you have to sign a declaration from Gerald that indicates that you know what you are doing. That way, Gerald seeks to protect himself from potential lawsuits when things go wrong after tasting the hot spice.

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