Chili seeds are used in cooking in almost all cultures. There are thousands of varieties of hot seeds that differ in appearance, taste and spiciness. Here are just a few of the hottest peppers in the world.
Red Scotch Bonnet
Although they look similar, the Scotch Red Pepper and the Habanero Pepper are different types. The Scotch bonnet has a distinct shape and grows mainly in the Caribbean, while the habanero grows mainly in Latin America.
Scotch Red Pepper, 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, has a more tropical fruity taste. To get more details about scotch bonnet pepper you may see it here.
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Bhut Jolokia holds the current Guinness world record for the hottest pepper in the world. Bhut Jolokia pepper seeds originate from the Assam region in northern India and have a SHU rating of over one million.
SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit and measures how much water is needed to detect undetectable red chilies.
NuMex Twilight hot peppers are not only very, very hot, they are also one of the most visually impressive in the world.
These peppers are about an inch long and very shiny, and when ripe they change from purple to orange to bright red. NuMex Twilight plants, coated in peppers at various stages of ripening, are a sight to behold.
Tabasco pepper is the main ingredient in the famous chili sauce of the same name. They are indispensable for Creole cooking and have a very unique smoky taste combined with a high degree of heat. Tabasco peppers are small and pointed and grow into branching plants.