Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 1,854,000 SHU (Scoville heat units)
Other names: Chocolate 7 Pod
The 7 Pod Douglah is known as one of the hottest peppers in the world. At close to a staggering 2 million Scoville heat units, this rare chili is exclusively for those willing to challenge their spice threshold. The 7 Pod Douglah plant, native to the Caribbean islands, is able to grow to between 1.5 and 2 metres in size. It turns from green into a deep brown and purple color as the pepper matures. Slicing into it, the 7 Pod Douglah spills a small pool of capsaicin oil where all of the heat is stored.