Species: Capsicum Frutescens
Heat Level: 60,000 to 80,000 SHU (Scoville heat units)
The Guyanese Wiri Wiri chili pepper is small and resembles a colorful cherry in appearance. But don’t let that surprise you as it is a tiny, but hot pepper. Its heat rivals that of the Scotch Bonnet and Habanero.
The Guyanese use is as a staple in their daily cuisine, for everything from hot sauce to flavoring dishes to making peppered rum.