Trinidad Scorpion Peppers Moruga

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Trinidad Scorpion Peppers Moruga

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Trinidad Scorpion Peppers Moruga ( Dried ) 1 oz..approx. 25 peppers.  ..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 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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Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga are dried and come approx. 20-25 peppers per oz. and are available in 1 oz. to 1 pound sizes. The Moruga variety was crowned the world’s hottest pepper back in February of 2012. Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga peppers are originally from the islands of Trinidad and Tobango, and have tested at a high of 2,009,231 scoville units. A new world record! The heat will vary from pepper to pepper, but this particular variety of Trinidad Scorpion will be between 1.3 and 2 million scolville units. These are hotter than the famed Bhut or Naga Jolokia pepper which are also known as the Ghost Peppers.

We offer bulk pricing the more you buy, from 1 oz. (which are approximately 20-25 peppers) up to 1 kilo (2.2 pounds). The more you buy, the more you save. The actual Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga pepper pod counts will vary order to order as this product is sold by weight. These peppers are dried whole with seeds in tact.

The first Trinidad Scorpion peppers we heard of were the butch t variety out of Austrailia. There are also the carolina reaper variety from North Carolina which the cultivator says is the hottest variety. Science has the Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga rated as the highest reaching over that two million scoville heat unit number. It is easy to rehydrate these dried Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga. Simply place the peppers in a ceramic bowl or cup and cover 1/2 inch above the peppers with boiling water. Add a little vinegar to help bring out the heat. You may also add a half teaspoon of tomato paste for flavor and color. It is recommended using white vinegar but any vinegar will do. If you loosely grind up the Trinidad Scorpion peppers Moruga pods they become flakes and can be sprinkled on whatever favorite dish your heart desires. Try it on Popcorn for it makes an unbelievable winner snack.

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Weight .1 lbs
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1 review for Trinidad Scorpion Peppers Moruga

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    These have a much better flavor over Jolokia Peppers. I feel the smokyness of the ghost peppers masks the taste, which does not happen with the Moruga Scorpion Peppers. I have also have them for a few months now, so they keep well being they are dried. Don’t ya love it when a new hot chili pepper is discovered. I sure do!

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