We have just seen an email from the Guinness World Records organisation that now puts the Naga Viper from The Chilli Pepper Company as the Worlds Hottest Chilli.
So how HOT is the Naga Viper:- The worlds most popular chilli is the Jalapeno it rates at between 2500 – 5000 SHU* that makes the Naga Viper approx between 267 and 479 times hotter, and it is a massive 281,714 SHU’s* hotter that the current Guinness World Record Holder the Infinity Chilli.
The email from Guinness World Record organisation reads:-
“Thank you Gerald.
The record was entered into our database today with the following text.
The hottest chilli is the Naga Viper (capsicum chinense) British chilli farmer, Gerald Fowler of The Chilli Pepper Company, which has been rated at 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), according to tests conducted by the Warwick HRI Mineral Analysis Laboratory, UK, in November 2010.
We are going to send you a certificate in the next few days.
VP of Records
Guinness World Records
London, NW1 3HP“
*SHU = Scoville Heat Units