On the Scoville Heat Scale, the Carolina Reaper pepper has an average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 1,641,000 with some individual peppers topping out at an incredible 2,200,000 SHU.
The pepper is a crossbreed between a Ghost pepper and a Red Habanero pepper. As such, it has a sweet somewhat smoky flavor. The heat hits you instantly as a rush of endorphins envelops your body. Your skin begins to sweat and the intense pain in your mouth is unbearable. This pain subsides in about 10 minutes.Why buy from us?
Can I grow the seeds inside?
No, the peppers have been oven dried in commercial ovens. The seeds will not germinate. We do sell seeds from fresh peppers. Look under Products > Seeds for Growing in the main menu.
Can I rehydrate these?
Yes, simply submerge them in water and let them soak for 15 minutes. They will rehydrate back to their former glory.
What if I get it on my skin? It burns!
Don't do that either! If it is too late... (DO NOT DO THIS ON YOUR FACE) See what to do if you get it in your eyes if it is on your face. 1. Wipe your skin with a dry cloth first. Try to get as much as possible off your skin with a dry cloth. Water only spreads it. 2. After doing as much as you can with the dry cloth, wash the affected area with soap and water. 3. If it is unbearable, wash the affected area with 1 part bleach to 10 parts water (NOT YOUR FACE). We have no idea why this works, but it does! 4. Wash the bleach off with soap and water.
What if I get this in my eyes?
Don't do that! Ok, if it is too late for that warning. Simply take DRY tissue and wipe the skin around your eyes. Next, take baby shampoo or eye solution and flush your eyes out. We get it in our eyes all the time even though we are wearing masks. It just happens. Sometimes it is just floating in the air and we walk into it. Trust us, this happens to at least one person every single day at Sonoran Spice. You are going to be just fine.
Will these physically harm me?
You will feel intense heat, much more than any other type of pepper you have ever consumed. This pain though is neurological and not physical. You and most mammals have pain receptors that are sensitive to the active ingredient in hot peppers which is capsaicin. Birds lack these specific pain receptors, and consume peppers all the time never knowing how hot a pepper really is! Even when you eat a pepper, your mouth may burn intensely but there is no physical damage to your mouth. Give it about 10 minutes and you will be completely back to normal.