World’s hottest pepper could KILL you!

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May 18, 2017 | by: Will Young

A chef in the UK has accidentally created what is becoming known as the world’s hottest pepper; it’s so hot, it could actually kill you…

Mike Smith from Wales never planned to make the “world’s hottest pepper”, but after having grown it, he and researchers found that the “Dragon’s Breath” pepper is a 2.4 million on the Scoville scale; to compare, the previous hottest pepper in the world (the Carolina Reaper) is 2.2 million.

The pepper is so hot that, if eaten, it could cause some people to go into anaphylactic shock and die. Right now, the pepper is mainly being used as an alternative to medical anaesthetic, for those who are allergic. Yes, a pepper so potent, that it can help you not feel pain!

I’m a total “baby mouth”, meaning that I’m not very good at handling spicy food. However, even if you’ve got an iron tongue, I’d caution you to maybe not risk your actual life by trying this pepper! Still, it does make you curious…

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