On the Scoville Heat Scale, the Carolina Reaper pepper has an average Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of 1,500,000 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 envelop your body. Your skin begins to sweat and the intense pain in your mouth is unbearable. Luckily this pain subsides in about 10 minutes. All the while, you will experience a sense of euphoria that is akin to running a marathon as your body tries to chemically compensate for the pain.
Like all peppers, that contain capsaicin, the feeling of pain is felt because of the pain receptors that mammals have. Birds and insects lack these particular receptors and therefore do not experience the pain. While capsaicin does cause skin to burn and blister, peppers themselves are not harmful if properly ingested.Why buy from us?
We highly recommend you use this pepper in very small amounts at first, such as 1/16th of a teaspoon per cup of other ingredients. Only after you feel comfortable with the pain should you experiment with higher amounts. If too much is ingested, consume milk products that contain casein such as sour cream, milk and cheese. The casein in these products work as a detergent to wash away the capsaicin oil found in the peppers.
If the product comes in contact with skin, first wipe clean with a dry cloth, then wash with cold water. If pain persists mix one part bleach with 10 parts water and wipe the affected area, then rinse. Do not use bleach solution on head or eye areas. If product does get in your eyes or on your face, baby shampoo works wonders to alleviate the pain. Just remember to always use a dry cloth as a first step, otherwise you will just be spreading the capsaicin to other areas with the water.
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