Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum Chinense

Heat rating in Scovilles:

1200000 – 2000000

Created by Wahid Ogeer of Trinidad, The Trinidad moruga scorpion is native to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago.

The New Mexico State University’s Chili Pepper Institute identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the newest hottest chili pepper in the world as of February 2012. The current world record holder is the Carolina Reaper. However the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion wasn’t certified as the hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of World Records.

TASTE: Aside from the heat, the Trinidad moruga scorpion has a tender fruit-like flavor, which makes it a deadly sweet-hot combination. Paul Bosland, a chili pepper expert and director of the Chile Pepper Institute, said, “You take a bite. It doesn’t seem so bad, and then it builds and it builds and it builds.”

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