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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce - Gourmet Guide
June 12, 2019 | By Dave Mattingly
Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce is a hot sauce made from the world's hottest chili pepper, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili pepper. About the size of a golf ball, this unique chili pepper has a fruity flavor in addition to its extreme spicy heat. In February 2012, the New Mexico State University's Chili Pepper Institute crowned the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion the world's hottest, with an average rating of over 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, replacing the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion pepper as the world's hottest pepper. While its average heat is 1.2 million Scoville units, the hottest individual Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili pepper measured 2,009,231 units on the Scoville scale! The Scoville heat scale measures the amount of heat present in a chili pepper created by the chemical compound capsaicin. Capsaicin stimulates human sensory neurons, particularly mucous membranes, causing a chemical reaction resulting in a burning sensation. While jalapenos have a Scoville rating of approximately 5,000 units and habanero peppers rate approximately 300,000, pure capsaicin has a Scoville heat rating of 16 million units.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce Health Benefits
The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili pepper is native to the central south coast of Trinidad in the southern Caribbean. Different Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili peppers vary in their level of spicy heat. Creating a stressful environment for the plant such as submitting it to high temperatures and less water will create a hotter pepper. When the chili pepper is eaten, sensations such as tearing, sweating, numbness and intense fiery pain are felt. Interestingly, some describe a sense of euphoria kick in due to the brain's release of endorphins, which are chemicals that reduce the perception of pain. In fact, since capsaicin has been found to trigger endorphin release, it has been used effectively as a remedy for conditions such as arthritis and neuropathic pain, and pain and itchiness related to dermatological conditions such as psoriasis. Some research suggests that capsaicin may even encourage appetite suppression, and in highly diluted form may treat ear infections and heartburn. Clearly, due to its potency, capsaicin should only be used as directed by a physician.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce is CaJohns Fiery Foods' latest creation made from the world's hottest chili pepper, The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili pepper. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce joins CaJohns Holy Jolokia line of hot sauces as some of the hottest products CaJohns has ever made. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce has a rich sweet flavor that builds into a complex, spicy lingering heat. Made from a blend of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilies, vinegar, onions, tomatoes, and a blend of spices, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce hot sauce is sure to set your taste buds on fire!
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