The hottest chili in the world, Dragon's Breath, was created by Mike Smith, the owner of Tom Smith's Plants in the United Kingdom.
Unfortunately this chili was not created for consumption. It was the result of an accident, when its creator used a vegetable fertilizer by Nottingham Trent University to increase the plant's quality and resistance. However, according to the creator, this chili can be used for medical purposes as an anesthetic.
According to Wide Open Eats, if swallowed, this chili can cause the closing of the respiratory tract and lead to death, but why is it so dangerous?
The Scoville scale was created to measure the concentration of capsaicin, the chemical responsible for the sensation of itching in chili peppers.
The Dragon's Breath reaches 2.5 million units on the Scoville scale, surpassing the Carolina Reaper, which was the hottest chili available and that has 1.5 million Scoville units.
To give us an idea of how spicy the Dragon's Breath is, it is necessary to see how hot it is.
The University of California states that a jalapeno pepper has between 2.5 thousand and 8 thousand Scoville units while a habanero can have 100 thousand to 350 thousand Scoville units.
According to its creator, the Dragon's Breath chili was created for medical purposes. It is used as an anesthetic for people that are allergic to common anesthesia, as it is so strong that it numbs a person's skin when rubbed against it.
This chili is so spicy that it must be kept in a specially sealed jar.