Red Savina Habanero: One of the Hottest Peppers in Town

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Red Savina Habanero

So, you say you like things spicy, at least your food, that is. Well, how about trying one of these fiery babies? Eat a Red Savina Habanero, one of the hottest peppers in town. Need something to tingle your taste buds and open your sinuses? These guys will do the trick. Until the discovery of the Ghost and Scorpion peppers, they ranked amongst some of the hottest peppers in the world and were considered so priceless that they had protection as a plant by the Federal Government! So, put on your spicy pants, get to tasting and wake up your taste buds with a fiery splash of this lethal spice. Where to find it? Try some Stupid Hot Sauce, a fiery beast of a sauce made by Mild to Wild. Start with a little. This stuff kicks a punch.

So, what’s all the fuss about this Red Savina Habanero pepper anyway? To start, Red Savina Habanero peppers┬árank amongst the hottest peppers in the world, with scores of up to 577,000 on the Scoville scale. (In comparison, jalape├▒os score an average of 5,000, while orange habaneros peak out at 350,000 SHUs, but on average score 200,000.) The Red Savina remained the hottest pepper in the world, in the Guinness Book of World Records, until 2007.

Red Savina Habanero

The Red Savina pepper has an interesting story behind its discovery, as well. Found and cultivated by Frank Garcia, of GNS Spices, he discovered it after plowing over his crops, when he didn’t get the price he wanted for his habaneros. While doing so, he found a single red pepper amongst all the orange ones and began breeding selectively for it. The Red Savina was born. The discovery of the Red Savina pepper was miraculous, but you don’t need a miracle to try it for yourself. Just reach for a bottle of Stupid Hot Sauce, by Mild to Wild, to experience one of the hottest peppers in town. But remember, use it sparingly. This stuff is HOT!

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