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25 July 2017

Scoville Heat Units: 1 Million – 1.35 million SHU

Capsicum Chinense

Extremely, dangerously HOT!! Possibly the hottest of all the 7 Pot pepper types.

The 7 Pot Brain Strain is a variety of the 7 Pot chili created by a chili grower named David Capiello in North Carolina in 2010.

David started by growing 7 Pot Chili seeds that he received from a grower in Trinidad. He then used selective breeding to save pods from plants that had certain desired traits.

The result was one of the hottest peppers in the world! Care should be taken when handling these peppers. Gloves and goggles should be worn, and caution should be used when adding these peppers to any recipes. You don’t need much, just a dab will spice an entire pot of chili.

While its name accurately represents how you’ll feel when eating it, it’s actually named after its wrinkly, lumpy texture, which resembles the human brain.

The fruits start out green and turn deep red when mature, with a box-like, lumpy shape. There are also yellow and chocolate versions of the Brain Strain, with similar heat levels.

The smoky, fruity flavor is great in sauces and stews, but again, only in very small amounts.

Powdered versions are available on Amazon and from other vendors, which saves people from having to grow and handle the fiery peppers.

Brain Strain Chili Peppers - Amazingly Hot Chili Peppers
Brain Strain Chili Peppers – Amazingly Hot Chili Peppers

One of the hottest chili peppers in the world.


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