The Philippine Labuyo which was once cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chilli in the world is nothing compared to the current holder of the record as the world’s hottest chilli.
The CAROLINA REAPER is the reigning Hottest Chilli in the world with 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). This means that it is 40 times hotter than the Philippine Labuyo which only has 30,000 to 80,000 SHUs.
The second hottest chilli is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion with 2,009,231 SHUs and the third hottest is the 7 Pot Douglah with 1,853,936 SHUs.
The above information was supplied to us by Chilliheads Philippines which will stage its 2nd Chilli Festival on July 4-5, 2015 at the home of Daisy Langenegger, 20 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City. Chilliheads is headed by Ponchit Ponce Enrile who is managing a big farm in Lipa City.
By the way, what is the nutritional value of hot chillis? Here are more info from the group:
Every 100 grams of hot chilli can provide 240% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), 39% of Vitamin B-6 (pyrodoxine), 32% of Vitamin A, 13% of iron, 14% of copper and 7% of potassium. It has no cholesterol.
At the chilli festival, various chilli products will be available for sale, including sauces, seeds, plants, gardening tools, chilli wine and many more. Contact Ponchit for further information at 0917-300-1054.