Need help to settle a bet at work. Who holds the record for the hottest habanero?
The hottest habanero record is held by Frank Garcia of GNS Spices, and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records at 577,000 Scoville Heat Units. To my knowledge, this record has never been duplicated or verified. The same variety, ’Red Savina’, was grown out several times by horticulturists at New Mexico State University and never measured beyond 300,000 S.H.U.