This record is based on the heat of a single chilli pepper grown.
This record is to be attempted by an individual, team or company.
This record is measured both in Scoville heat units (SHU) and in American Spice Trade Association pungency units, using high performance liquid chromatography. These units measure the concentration of capsaicin in the pepper.
For the purposes of this record, a 'chilli pepper is defined a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum.
For the purposes of this record, chilli seeds will not be accepted under this record category.