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World’s hottest pepper – the Carolina Reaper

Fact - The world's hottest pepper is the Carolina Reaper. It was created by crossbreeding a ghost pepper and a red habanero.
Pic Credits: © 2014 Richard Elzey | Kings of the Hot Pepper World | CC BY-SA | Modified

The world’s hottest pepper as per the Scoville scale is the Carolina Reaper. It was created originally by crossbreeding a ghost pepper and a red habanero.

The pepper holds the Guinness World Record of being the hottest. It took this record from one of it’s parents, the ghost pepper, also known as Bhut Jolokia from Assam, India.

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