Spicy foods seem to be growing in popularity over the past few years, especially when it comes to peppers! Gardeners love to showcase their pepper plants and brag about how spicy their latest harvest is. Hot peppers are no longer just food, they’re an art form. Many pepper breeders out there have been trying to master this art form and grow the next record-breaking hot pepper, but only one man has succeeded in doing this for the past seven years.
Ed Currie’s Carolina Reaper has held this record since 2013, beating itself a few times in the process, and is currently sitting in the lead with a rating of 2,200,000 SHUs. If a pepper that hot isn’t your thing, never fear, this chart of Peppers Ranked by Scoville Heat Units is here to help you find just the right pepper. With 100 peppers that range from zero to over two million, you’re sure to find the perfect pepper for you!