This pepper owes its name to the Moruga region, located on Trinidad and Tobago, where it was discovered. A worthy representative of the Capsicum Chinense family, to which the habanero pepper belongs, the scorpion would be the result of a natural cross which made it much more powerful than the congeners of its family. It even briefly held the Guinness title of hottest pepper before being dethroned in 2017. The result is a chunky pepper with bumpy, rough skin that often has a spike at its end, like a scorpion’s stinger. On the nose, its aroma is floral and fruity, but beware: it lives up to its name: it stings hard! To be used in small quantities with initiated people. PS: Wearing protective glove is strongly recommended when handling it.
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