Hot Peppers List

Hot Peppers List

Call them chili peppers or just peppers, the hot peppers list is long. Don't believe me? Then read the article...
Tastessence Staff
When I began researching on the different types of hot peppers found in the world, I couldn't help but remember my mother-in-law. All her life, she has always loved eating hot peppers. No matter how spicy they are, on its own, or the amount of a particular pepper she adds in her cooking, she always feels that it's less. I tried competing with her to see what her tolerance level is. And to tell you the truth, I failed miserably. As an Indian woman, I have to say, she knows how to take the heat. But not just my mother-in-law, there are many people, apart for Indians, that have the capacity to eat really spicy peppers. And as you may know, the hot peppers scale is different as well. So I ask you, how hot can you go? To help you answer this question, why don't we take a look at the list and see what you're up against.
List of Hot Peppers
Most of you may already be aware of this, but there are different types of peppers found all over the world. These peppers come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. All the peppers we are about to discuss are a form of capsicum. Although making a complete list of peppers is sort of difficult, because there are so many varieties of peppers available and some also have more than one names to describe them. But for our article, we will make sure to include as many names of peppers as we can find.
Since we are searching for a list, let's understand how the hotness is measured in brief. Scoville Heat Index is used to measure the heat in peppers. The heat range goes from zero (not at all hot) to 1,000,000 and above (really, REALLY hot). Now there are some sweet peppers which are included in the list, but their hotness meter is minimal (from 0-500). As you go through the following table, you will understand the actual hotness of specific peppers through their Scoville rating.
Hot Peppers Names Scoville Heat Index
Aji Amarillo 30,000 - 50,000
Ají Brazilian Pumpkin Pepper 20,000
Ají Crystal Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Ají Dulce Pepper 1 - 1000
Ají Habanero Pepper 500 - 2500
Ají Lemon Drop Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Ají Limo Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Ají Omnicolor Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Ají Pineapple Pepper 10,000 - 20,000
Ají Rojo Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Aleppo Pepper 15,000
Anaheim Pepper 500 - 2500
Ancho Pepper 1000 - 2000
Beaver Dam Pepper 500 - 1000
Bell Pepper No heat
Bhut Jolokia Pepper over 1,000,000
Big Sun Habanero Pepper 300,000
Black Cuban Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Black Hungarian Pepper 1000 - 2000
Black Scorpion Tongue Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Bolivian Rainbow Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Bulgarian Carrot Pepper 2000 - 3000
California Wonder Pepper 0
Caloro Pepper 2000 - 5000
Caribbean Red Habanaro Pepper over 400,000
Cascabel Pepper 3000
Cayenne Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Cherry Pepper 0 - 500
Cherry Sweet Pepper 0
Chi-Chien Pepper 70,000
Chilaca Pepper 1000 - 2000
Chiltepin Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Chinese Five Color Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Chinese Giant Pepper 0
Chipotle Pepper 5000 - 8000
Chocolate Habanero Pepper over 400,000
Corno di Toro Pepper 0
Coronado Pepper 700 - 1000
Cow Horn Pepper 0 - 500
Cubanelle Pepper 1 - 1000
Datil Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
De árbol Pepper 15,000 - 30,000
Dong Xuan Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Dutch Pepper 5000 - 10,000
El-Paso Pepper 500 - 700
Espanola Pepper 1000 - 2000
Explosive Ember Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Fatali Pepper over 250,000
Feher Ozon Paprika Pepper 0 - 100
Filius Blue Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Fire Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper over 100,000
Firecracker Pequin Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Fish Pepper 5000 - 10,000
Fluorescent Purple Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Fresno Pepper 5000 - 10,000
Georgia Flame Pepper 1500
Giant Aconcagua Pepper 0
Goat Horn Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Golden Cayenne Pepper 70,000 - 85,000
Golden Treasure Pepper 0
Guajillo Pepper 2500 - 5000
Guntur Sannam Pepper 35,000 - 40,000
Gypsy Pepper 0
Hawaiian Sweet Hot Pepper 1000 - 2000
Hidalgo Pepper 6000 - 17,000
Hot Apple Pepper 5000 - 10,000
Hot Banana Pepper 5000 - 15,000
Hot Portugal Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Hungarian Wax Pepper 2500 - 8000
Inca Berry Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Indian Jwala Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Italian Pepperoncini 100 - 500
Italian Sweet Pepper 2500 - 3000
Jalapeño Pepper 2000 - 8000
Jalapeño Early Pepper 3000 - 6000
Jaloro Pepper 2000 - 5000
Jamaican Hot Chocolate Hababero Pepper over 400,000
Japanese Pepper 1000 - 2500
Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Frying Pepper 0
Kung Pao Pepper 7000 - 12,000
Kurnool Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Large Red Thick Cayenne Pepper 40,000 - 50,000
Little Nubian Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Large Purple Cayenne Pepper 40,000 - 50,000
Madame Jeanette Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Malagueta Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Marbles Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Mariachi Pepper 500 - 600
Mayan Cobanero Love Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Medusa's Head Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Miniature Chocolate Pepper 0
Miniature Yellow Pepper 0
Mirasol Pepper 2500 - 5000
Mulato Isleno Pepper 1000 - 2000
Mustard Habanero Pepper over 200,000
Naga Morich Pepper 1,000,000
Naga Jolokia Pepper 855,000 - 1,000,000
New Mexico Pepper 4500 - 5000
NuMex Big JimPepper 500 - 2500
NuMex Twilight Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Onza Roja Pepper 10,000 - 20,000
Orange Habanero Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Orange Manzano Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Orange Scotch Bonnet Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Orange Rocoto Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Orange Thai Pepper 75,000 - 150,000
Paper Lantern Habanero Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Paprika Pepper 500 - 2500
Pasilla Pepper 1000 - 1500
Pasilla Bajio Pepper 250
Peach Habanero Pepper 200,000 - 300,000
Pequin Pepper 30,000 - 60,000
Peter Pepper 5000 - 30,000
Pimiento Pepper 0 - 100
Pimiento de Padron Pepper 0 - 1000
Piri Piri Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Poblano Pepper 1000 - 2000
Poinsettia Pepper 0
Pulla Pepper 700 - 3000
Punjab Small Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Purple Beauty Pepper 0
Purple Jalapeño Pepper 2000 - 5000
Puya Pepper 5000 - 10,000
Quadrato d'Asti Giallo Pepper 0
Rain Forest Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Red Cheese Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Red Manzano Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Red Marconi Pepper 0
Red Mushroom Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Red Rocoto Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Red Savina Habanero Pepper 350,000 - 580,000
Red Scotch Bonnet Jamaican Pepper over 100,000
Red Squash Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Red Thai Pepper 75,000 - 150,000
Rocotillo Pepper 1500 - 2500
Rooster Spur Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Sandia Pepper 500 - 2500
Santa Fe Grande Pepper 500 - 700
Santaka Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Serrano Pepper 8000 - 23,000
Serrano Tampequino Pepper 2500 - 4000
Sheepnose Pimiento Pepper 100
Shishito Pepper 0
Siling Haba Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Siling Lara Pepper 0
Sweet Banana Pepper 0
Sweet Chocolate Pepper 0
Sweet Pickle Pepper 0
Tabasco Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Tien Tsin Pepper 50,000 - 75,000
Tepin Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Tequila Sunrise Pepper 0
Thai Burapa Pepper 100,000 - 300,000
Thai Dragon Pepper 75,000 - 150,000
Tobago Seasoning Pepper 1000 - 2000
Yellow Habanero Pepper 200,000 - 300,000
Yellow Manzano Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
Yellow Scotch Bonnet Burkina Pepper over 100,000
Yellow Thai Pepper 75,000 - 150,000
White Habanero Pepper 200,000 - 300,000
Zimbabwe Bird Pepper over 200,000
Oh boy, that was a long list. But I'm sure that there are a few more peppers that can be included in the list. Well, you can leave us a message if there are any peppers you know that were not mentioned. After going over the list, can you tell which is the hottest pepper in the world? You are absolutely correct; it's the Bhut Jolokia from India. The Naga Morich pepper and Naga Jolokia pepper are close seconds. I hope that you found the list interesting and informational. So, now that you know how hot these peppers are, you might just take it easy with some of them. I know I am.