CAUTION WORLD’S NO #2 HOTTEST PEPPER
The Trinidad Scorpion is a variety of the Capsicum Chinese species, which is the bonnet family of peppers. The Trinidad Scorpion strongly resembles the habanero and the Scotch Bonnet—but the Trinidad Scorpion has both of these peppers beat with its extreme heat! The only other pepper listed by the Guinness Book of World Records that beats the Trinidad Scorpion pepper is Carolina Reaper pepper. In the world of peppers, this hotness is measured based on the Scoville scale. The Trinidad Scorpion hottest chilies measure a whopping 1,500,00-2,009,231 SHU.
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.
Its delicious flavour is great in BBQ and hot sauces, making it one of the most sought-after peppers by true Pepper Heads around the world.