World’s Most Expensive Chili Peppers Cost $25,000 per Kilo

You should never judge a pepper by its size, especially when it comes to price. The Aji Charapita chili pepper grows is roughly the size of a pea, but there’s nothing small about its price. A kilogram of this stuff will set you back a whopping $35,000.

Native to the jungles of norther Peru, the Aji Charapita is known as a wild pepper, and has only recently recently being cultivated for commercial use. Used fresh, this tiny pepper is said to have a strong fruity flavor that gives salsas and sauces a tropical taste, but it is mostly used in powdered form to a bit of spiciness to various dishes. Although still fairly unknown in most Western countries, the Aji Charapita is a highly sought-after treat among chili pepper connoisseurs and five-star restaurant chefs.


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Getting your hands on a few Aji Charapita peppers is a daunting task, for two very simple reasons. First of all, it is very difficult to source outside of Peru, unless you’re willing to buy some seeds online and plant them yourself, and even if you manage to find a seller, the price is probably going to curb your enthusiasm. Nicknamed “the mother of all chilli” Aji Charapita reportedly costs a minimum of $25,000 per kilo, making it the most expensive chili pepper in the world, and one of the most expensive spices, along with vanilla and saffron.


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With a Scolville hotness rating of between 30,000 – 50,000 heat units, the Aji Charapita will burn a hole through your tongue as well as your wallet. This rating makes it about as hot as a cayenne pepper and four to twenty times hotter than the jalapeño.


via Ruptly


Feedback (11 Comments)

  • Songly Posted on September 27, 2016

    Dear Sir/ Madam

    I live in Cambodia. I want to buy this chili. Please give me detail information.

    Best regards,


  • Steve Posted on October 2, 2016

    Found seeds online, very affordable. $6 a pack.

  • mahesh Posted on October 7, 2016

    Dear sir
    Im from india is possible to plantation in india ?
    If yes please tell me how and also tell me cost

  • Chetanath niraula Posted on October 8, 2016

    I m in Nepal.i want to buy seeds of this chilly in small unit.what type of weather is better for the producting farm? Please send me detail about this.

  • Heriberto Chujandama Tapulima Posted on October 8, 2016

    Soy de Perú, Departamento de San Martin,Provincia de San Martin, Tarapoto, Distrito de Chazuta, Somos una organizacion familar que trabajamos el Agro y Ecoturismo; en Agro estamos trabajando, produccion organica y parte de ello estamos con hortalizas nativas y el aji charapita, acabamos de almacigar

  • saeed Posted on October 12, 2016

    I am Saeed from pakistan i want to buy seeds of this chilly in small unit.what type of weather is better for the producting farm? Please send me detail information about this.
    Warms Regards.

  • Rohtas kanwar Posted on November 3, 2016

    Sir I am from India I want seed this chilly and also known about atmosphere temperature

  • Taposh Posted on November 9, 2016

    I would like know about growing conditions of this type and would it be suitable for Indian conditions.
    It could be thankful to me if you provide information on this.
    Thank you

  • ram prasad Posted on November 12, 2016

    I purchased seeds from this site. but I am not sure how to plant it and which whether condition suits for its growth.
    Can you please guide me on this regard.
    Thanks …
    Ram Prasad DB

  • javed Posted on November 18, 2016

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  • Subba Rao Posted on November 24, 2016

    Need the genuine source of this seeds