Spicy exchange / 2022
Capsaicin is the natural chemical found in chili peppers that makes them HOT.
Pure capsaicin lands at 16,000,000 SHU, which is EXTREMELY spicy. At 99% purity, the capsaicin you can buy is around 15,760,000 SHU
A substance called Resiniferatoxin maxes out the scale at 16,000,000,000 SHU, and is the hottest substance currently known.
You can buy 99% pure capsaicin online on eBay and some specialty online stores
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