What is a Carolina Reaper? On the Scoville Heat Scale, it now has a new average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 1,641,000 with some individual peppers topping out at an incredible 2,200,000 SHU as recently measured at Winthrop University. The pepper previously had a SHU rating of 1,569,300 but after more recent testing in 2017, it surpassed the previous SHU ranking.
To give you an idea of how hot this pepper is compared to other common peppers. A bell pepper has a SHU of 0 as it has no heat. A common jalapeño has a SHU of around 2,500 - 6,000 SHU. Whereas habanero peppers range anywhere from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU. A Ghost Pepper's Scoville rating is just over 1.1 Million.
Below you will find our fine selection of Carolina Reaper peppers, powders, flakes, hot sauces, seeds, jerky, candies, and more.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin as severe irritation will occur.
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