World's Hottest Pepper Record Set in SC

South Carolina's Ed Currie has been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's hottest pepper, his Carolina Reapers. The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units, with zero rating as "bland," and a regular jalapeno pepper rating around 5,000 on the Scoville scale. Currie's world record batch of Carolina Reapers comes in at 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with an individual pepper measured at 2.2 million. More HERE

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Location : ScovilleSouth Carolina
People : Carolina Reapers
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