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Carolina reaper chilli

World record holder among chilli peppers

Carolina Reaper - Product picture

It is not often that our products are mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records, but the Carolina Reaper managed it. According to official measurements, it is the hottest pepper in the world, 'invented' in 2017 by an American grower. How hot peppers are is measured using the Scoville scale with units. For example, sweet peppers score 0, Cayenne pepper 50,000 and the Habanero pepper a whopping 350,000. Carolina Reaper achieves an awe-inspiring 1.64 million units! Nature's Pride very own 'hot scale' rewards the Carolina Reaper with a maximum score of 10.

Carolina would score considerably lower in a beauty pageant, as it happens. The red chilli is wrinkled, with pointed ends. It is particularly suitable for use in Asian dishes and other recipes that require a spicy boost.

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Storage advice

  • Transport and storage: Carolina Reaper chillies prefer cool conditions. The ideal temperature for transport and storage is around 10˚C.
  • Shop: Present chilli peppers on the regular fresh produce shelf.

Our Carolina reaper chillies are grown in:

The Netherlands

Recipes & preparation tips

Working with Carolina Reaper peppers requires some caution. Prevent skin irritation by lubricating your hands with oil before cutting and washing them thoroughly afterwards. Proper dosing of the quantity is essential. Carolina Reaper's flavour becomes less intense when the seeds are removed. It is the perfect boost for a chilli sauce and curries.

Carolina Reaper - Recipes And Cooking Tips