Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Scovile Heat Scale
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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