Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hot Chili News!

Grub Street brings news of another record hot chili pepper, called Dragon's Breath, meant only for local anesthesia. (As if!)
According to the BBC, Smith says his chili can’t be eaten; instead, it’s meant only for use as a topical anesthetic. The oil, which is just oozing capsaicin, numbs the skin so much that a person will essentially feel nothing. He wants it to be used in developing countries where normal anesthetics are too costly.
...Naturally, he’s done what anybody would do who never wants people eating this pepper: immediately sent in paperwork to get it recognized by Guinness as the world’s hottest chili.

Dragon's Breath sports a Scoville rating of 2.48 million, scorching the nearest competitor by almost 300,000 units.