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Carolina Reaper Pepper

Nov 20, 2017

This pepper is setting records! The Carolina Reaper has been known as  the world's hottest pepper since 2014. Caution: not for the faint of heart.

Appearance & Flavor
Bright red and orb-like, the Carolina Reaper is wrinkled and comes to a point at the end. Some refer to the point as the "wasp's stinger." This pepper is more than 400 times hotter than the jalapeño pepper.

Ways to Enjoy
If you dare, make this scorching salsa. But don't say we didn't warn you. A word to the wise, wear protective eye wear and gloves when preparing. This pepper is also perfect for hot sauce. 

Availability & Origin 
The very appropriately-named pepper can be found growing in South Carolina. They are available through the mid-summer and into the fall.

Storage 
These peppers will last you up to one week when wrapped in plastic and placed in the fridge.

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