If you've ever eaten chili sauce made of Scotch bonnet peppers then you truly comprehend hot, spicy food. But there are far more spicy peppers out there in fact a new one has been grown in St. Astaph.
The Dragon's Breath chili belongs to a chili farmer named Neal Price in Nottinghamshire, UK. To understand the heat of a chili you need to understand the Scoville scale. So, on a Scoville scale, a Scotch bonnet chili is between 100,000 and 350,000 Scovilles. Reportedly the Dragon's Breath chili measures a fiery 2.48 million on the heat measuring Scoville scale. It certainly dwarfs the Scotch Bonnet but even far out measures the Caroline Reaper which also once held the title of world's hottest pepper at 1.57 million on the Scoville scale. The Dragon's Breath chili was developed with the help of scientists from Nottingham Trent University and was actually grown by Mike Smith, owner of Tom Smith's Plants, who had the plant on loan. In other media interviews Mr. Smith has suggested the chili could be used as an alternative to anaesthetic in third world countries. If you're wondering how, well, the oil from the Dragon's Breath chili is purportedly capable of numbing the skin. And if Jalapeno peppers are too hot for you, here is a comparison: Jalapeno peppers measure a measly 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale.