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Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Powder

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Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Powder

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Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Powder 1 oz….The Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum chinense) is from the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It was announced on February 6, 2012 at the Chile Pepper Institute Leaders dinner to have tested at a high of 2,009,231 Scoville Units. A new world record! This test was done using seeds from my plants. The average heat of all testing combined for the Moruga Scorpion was 1,207,764 Scoville Units. So what you grow could get over 2,000,000 but most likely will be lower than that. The records always show the highest number but that is not the norm or average. This chile has been named after the district of Moruga which lies on the central south coast of Trinidad. The surface of it’s outer skin is rough and pebbly like the Trinidad 7 Pot chile varieties and one would say it looks like the texture of the human brain. Average size of the pods is slightly bigger than a golf ball. The flavor is described as fruity & floral….When it comes to bringing the heat, there’s a new king of the hill. According to a first-of-its-kind scientific study on “super-hot” chile varieties, New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the new hottest pepper on the planet.
“For this study, we wanted to establish the average heat levels for super-hot varieties. That’s something that hadn’t been scientifically set,” said Paul Bosland, an NMSU Regents Professor and director of the Chile Pepper Institute. “We also wanted to see which chile pepper truly has the highest heat levels.”

For the study, Bosland and his partners Danise Coon, a senior research specialist, and Gregory Reeves, a graduate student, looked at several chile breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world, including Trinidad Trin idad ScorpionMoruga Powder 1 oz..Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion, 7-pot, Chocolate 7-pot and Bhut Jolokia – a previous world record holder identified by the Chile Pepper Institute and certified by Guinness World Records in 2007.

Each of the super-hot varieties was grown in an NMSU plant science research field, following standard agricultural practices for chile peppers grown in Southern New Mexico. Later, randomly selected, mature fruits from several plants within each variety were selected, harvested, dried and ground to powder. The capsaicinoids, or the compounds that produce heat sensation, were then extracted and examined.

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion scored highest, overall, in mean heat with more than 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units. Chocolate 7-pot came in at almost 1.17 million SHU. 7-pot placed third with more than 1.06 million SHU. Trinidad Scorpion packed almost 1.03 million SHU and Bhut Jolokia had almost 1.02 million SHU.

Chile peppers of the same variety will often vary in heat, even when grown in the same field or picked from the same plant. This study saw similar results, with some individual plants scoring much higher than the mean heat levels. Two individual Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper plants registered more than 2 million SHU – almost twice as hot as an average Bhut Jolokia pepper.

“Part of the reason we conducted this research is that rigorous scientific testing is required to ensure accurate determination of super hot heat levels,” Coon said. “The Chile Pepper Institute, as the leading authority on chile peppers, was a logical place for this research to be conducted.”

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Ingredients: Pure Trinidad Scorpion Powder

Heat Scale: 14 out of 15

Scoville Units: 1.3 - 2 million what does this mean?

Size: 1 oz.- 1 kilo

Origin: Trinidad

Product Description

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder. Our 1 ounce is a full ounce, not a half or quarter ounce in an ounce bottle, but a full ounce. We offer from 1 ounce to 1 kilo or 2.2 pounds, just click on the down arrow to select the quantity you are looking for. According to The Chili Institute of New Mexico, ” The Trinidad Scorpion powder (Moruga) scored highest, overall, in mean heat with more than 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units in a study by the Chili Institute of New Mexico. Chocolate 7-pot came in at almost 1.17 million SHU. 7-pot placed third with more than 1.06 million SHU. Butch T Trinidad Scorpion Powder packed almost 1.03 million scoville heat units and Bhut Jolokia had almost 1.02 million SHU. At that time they did not test the Carolina Reaper which today is quite controversial. Pepperheads hot sauces carries many types, but the Trinidad Scorpion powder Moruga outsells the others and has the most heat. We like to mix the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder with our favorite hot sauce and make a sort of paste that makes a fantastic dip for chicken wings, cut pieces of pork and even on frogs legs. Of course you can experiment with Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder in any of your recipes to add a great deal of heat and a very distinctive new flavor. If not as a paste try a sprinkle as a topping.

Chile peppers of the same variety will often vary in heat, even when grown in the same field or picked from the same plant. This study saw similar results, with some individual plants scoring much higher than the mean heat levels. Two individuals of Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder from the pepper plants registered more than 2 million SHU,– almost twice as hot as an average Bhut Jolokia pepper. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder is part of the reason they conducted this research is that rigorous scientific testing is required to ensure accurate determination of super hot heat levels,” Coon, who works there said  the Chile Pepper Institute, as the leading authority on chile peppers, was a logical place for this research to be conducted. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga powder is also available at www.tastewhatishot.com

 

Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Powder, 8.8 out of 10 based on 31 ratings

Additional Information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 3 in
Package Size

1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., 1 Kilo 2.2 lbs.

3 reviews for Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Powder

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I enjoyed the ghost pepper powder, but this blows that away. I love the heat and the flavor of the trinidad scorpion. I highly recommend this powder.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love the heat in the Trinidad Scorpion! Awesome pepper powder!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have been using Pepperheads for years and have been pleased with all their products, they are always on top of the most current and popular items. Their Trinidad Moruga Scorpion powder is the real deal, try a snort of this and blow your brains out!!!

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