The hottest chili in the world

Do you like the spicy taste? As much as you may like it, I absolutely do not recommend trying Dragon’s Breath , a new strain created by Mike Smith, a fruit grower and gardener from Denbigshire, Wales, in collaboration with scientists at Nottingham Trent University.

By measuring the intensity of the heat produced by this plant, they discovered that it far exceeded the almost almighty Carolina Reaper chili. While the latter registered 2.20 million units on the Scoville scale, our protagonist registered 2.48 million , which means that a single drop of oil from this chili can be detected in 2.48 million water. Basically, it would be like breathing fire.

Scientists believe that if you were to try to eat this chili, you would soon have trouble breathing as your airways would close, you would go into anaphylactic shock, and you would eventually lose your life . In fact, Smith himself tasted it with the tip of his tongue and felt it burn. »I spat in about 10 seconds. The heat intensity only grows,’ he told The Telegraph .

Still, Dragon’s Breath could be used for the benefit of people, and more specifically, those who have allergies to painkillers or live in developing countries, where access to and funding for these drugs is limited. And is that capsaicin oil is so powerful that it numbs the skin , which is certainly very interesting.

chili plant in bloom

While chili peppers have significant medical value to the point that they can help you live longer, Dragon’s Breath cannot be consumed, at least not directly. When analgesics are developed with its oil and its effects on the body are well known, then it can be used. While we wait for that day to come, it’s more than likely that the Guinness Book of Records will give Smith a cheer and include his strain on its list .

The hottest chili in the world

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