7 Pot Brain Strain Seeds
The 7 Pot Brain Strain, specifically this red version, is a formidable chili pepper known for its exceptional heat and distinctive appearance. As a member of the 7 Pot family, it is renowned for its scorching heat, measuring between 1,000,000 to 1,400,000 Scoville Heat Units. This places it among the hottest chilies in the world. The Brain Strain is uniquely cultivated to resemble the human brain, characterized by its lumpy, folding, and bulbous shape, with more placental tissue than most other 7 Pot chilies. This unique morphology, combined with its intense heat, makes the 7 Pot Brain Strain a standout in the pepper world.
Taste / Heat
The 7 Pot Brain Strain offers a tropical, sweet, and fruity taste, which is a common characteristic of the 7 Pot varieties. However, the spiciness quickly takes center stage, overshadowing its initial fruity sweetness. The pepper’s heat is intense and fast-acting, making it a chili that demands respect from even the most seasoned fire eater. Its heat level is about 300 times hotter than a jalapeño, just to put it into perspective. In a world where one million + SHU is common, it is easy to lose the context of how astoundingly hot these chilis are.
In terms of culinary use, the 7 Pot Brain Strain is typically reserved for extreme food applications due to its extreme heat. It is highly effective in mind-blowing hot sauces, where just a sliver is enough to heat up a pot of soup or chili stew. This potency is reflective of its name, with “7 Pot” indicating that one pepper can spice up seven big pots of soup. The dried form of this pepper is often ground into chili powder or flakes, used sparingly in spice mixtures or seasoning blends to add a significant heat level to dishes. Its use in hot sauces, stews, soups, and salsa is common, but caution is advised due to its intense heat profile.