In the world of peppers, the heat is measured based on the Scoville scale. The more Scoville heat units (SHU) that pepper has, the spicier it is. For example, the bell pepper has zero SHU, while jalapeño and chipotle peppers measure 10,000 SHU each. The Moruga Scorpion Chilli measures a whopping 1,500,00-2,009,231 SHU.
Its delicious warm, fruity flavour is great in BBQ and hot sauces, making it one of the most sought-after peppers by true Pepper Heads around the world.
All chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation, and helping with weight loss.
Some people are concerned that because these chillies are so hot, it could actually kill them. This is false. Although eating an extremely hot chili causes your pain receptors to react as if you are experiencing pain, it's only an illusion. They won't do any damage unless you have an allergy or an ulcer. You should not have a problem eating these chillies unless you know that spicy foods and hot peppers negatively affect your health.
If you don't normally eat spicy foods, it's probably not a great idea to go straight for a Carolina Reaper, Trinidad scorpion, or ghost chilli. Instead, ease yourself into eating the Carolina Reaper by trying more mild peppers like the jalapeno first. But if you're experimenting and discover you can't take the heat, a glass of milk should help you recover.
CAUTION WORLD'S NO #2 HOTTEST PEPPER
The Maruga Scorpion Chilli is a variety of the Capsicum Chinese species, which is the bonnet family of peppers. The Maruga Scorpion also referred to as the Trinidad Scorpion, strongly resembles the habanero
and the Scotch Bonnet—but the Scorpion has both of these peppers beat with its extreme heat!
We harvest the Maruga Scorpion Chillies at their peak ripeness, dry them to lock in flavour, and carefully grind them into a powder for your use.
- 100% dried and ground Moruga Scorpion Chillies
- Packed in Australia from 100% imported products
Other names or spelling:
Trinidad Scorpion, Butch T pepper