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New King of Hot Peppers Crowned

If you like spicy food, there’s some good news. There’s a new world-record holding hot pepper, the Carolina Reaper, which dethroned the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Hot peppers’ heat is measured using Scoville Heat Units. The winning pepper  (code name HP22B for "Higher Power, Pot No. 22, Plant B")  measured a whopping 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with an individual pepper in the batch measuring 2.2 million. To put...

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