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Pepper X is perhaps the world's hottest chili

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, October 7, 2017  /  05:01 pm
Pepper X is perhaps the world's hottest chili

The Carolina Reaper invented by Smokin' Ed Currie has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the world's hottest chili. (Dave Thurber via The Straits Times/-)

Lovers of spicy food may want to keep an eye on Pepper X, a chili bred by New York-born PuckerButt Pepper Company founder-slash-scientist Smokin' Ed Currie.

According to Food & Wine website, Currie has claimed his latest invention Pepper X as the world’s hottest chili with its 3.18 million Scoville heat units – a measurement of chili peppers’ spicy heat founded by scientist Wilbur Scoville in 1912. The score was clearly beyond a normal jalapeno, which reportedly only in thousands.

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Currie is not a new kid on the block. Prior to this, he was a Guinness World Record holder for Hottest Chili category in 2013 for his invention the Carolina Reaper pepper, a chili with 1,569,300 Scoville heat units.

However, in May, Welsh farmer Mike Smith reportedly had accidentally developed a world’s hottest chili Dragon’s Breath pepper with 2.48 million Scoville heat units.

Both inventors claimed to have submitted their applications to Guinness and are currently waiting for the confirmation. (jes/kes)