The title of the hottest chili in the world is very much sought after among the agronomists and periodically strives to obtain new increasingly stronger varieties.
However, a Welsh agronomist has beaten all his colleagues with the creation of the "Dragon's Breath", a pepper that has managed to pulverize every record, with a score of 2.48 million on the Scoville spiciness scale. To better understand its power, just think that the jalapeño have a score of about 10,000 Scoville units, while the Calabrian pepper is around 30,000.
The Dragon's Breath was born almost by chance: the goal, in fact, was not to create a particularly spicy chili but an aesthetically beautiful seedling. The result, however, was unexpected. The power of only one of these chillies, eaten entirely, could be fatal: experts say it could cause an anaphylactic shock, blocking the airways.
No one has ever tasted the Dragon's Breath and its creator, Mike Smith, has just put one of these peppers on his tongue, feeling an almost unbearable burn. Smith does not believe this pepper can find applications in the kitchen but it could be useful in the medical field since it is able to completely lose sensitivity to the skin.