What is a Trinidad Scorpion pepper?
- The Trinidad Scorpion Chile (Butch T variety), originating in Trinidad and Tobago, is one of the world’s hottest peppers cultivated. This pepper can reach about 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units, just a smidge less spicy than world’s hottest Carolina Reaper at nearly 1.6 million. For comparison, Habanero Pepper goes to 350,000 SHU and Ghost Pepper is about 1 million SHU! The orange-red, golf ball-sized pepper has bumpy skin and a pointed end that looks like a scorpion’s stinger. Despite the heat, it also has a sweet and fruity flavor.
How to Eat
- Very intense heat! Use sparingly in sauces, salsas and marinades. CAUTION: Wear gloves when handling Trinidad Scorpion Peppers. Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling hot peppers.
- Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.
How to Choose
- Choose chiles with firm skins.
How to Store
- Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
When are they in season?
- June through November
Where are they grown?
- Product of Holland