What is the hottest pepper in the world?

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ANSWER #1 of 5

Hotness of pepper is measured in scoville, which is the proportion of dilution you
need to neutralize the pepper powder in sugar-water, so that at least humans don't
detect any hotness at all.
The winners are two Thai peppers, Bhut Jolokia and Naga Jolokia, which have
1000000 scoville.
Pepper-spray has about 2000000-5000000.

Pure Capsaicin (the substance which causes the hotness) has 16000000.
However, I don't think it's easy to get it pure, because it can be lethal in large quantities.

ANSWER #2 of 5

I am the hottest pepper in the world, baby! I am SAUCY. ;)

Seriously, I don't know, but I will do some research for you and see what I can come up with.

ANSWER #3 of 5

the wild desert tepin pepper

ANSWER #4 of 5

Here is what I found out;

Naga Jolokia also called Bih Jolokia

Guinness Book reports this.

ANSWER #5 of 5

jalapeno ouchie they are hot!

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