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    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper
    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

    Pepper Category:  

    Scovile Heat Scale

    Orange Habanero 150000 Scovilles
    This Pepper 1600000 Scovilles
    Jalapeño 5000 Scovilles

    Scientific Classification
    Capsicum Chinense

    Typical Heat Rating in Scovilles
    1200000 - 2000000

    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.

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    Photo Credit:
    Photos By Hankwang & Tparsons, via Wikimedia Commons