The record-breaking chilli – dubbed Dragon’s Breath – was developed by Welsh chef Mike Smith
Mike Smith, from St Asaph in North Wales, has been growing chillies and vegetables for the last seven years, the Daily Post reports .
It measures more than 2.48m on the Scoville scale, and it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock for someone who eats it, burning the airways and closing them up.
The US military uses pepper spray which registers at around 2m on the Scoville scale.
Mr Smith, 53, said: “It’s not been tried orally. I’ve tried it on the tip of my tongue and it just burned and burned. I spat it out in about 10 seconds.
“The heat intensity just grows.”
The Dragon’s Breath is so powerful that one drop of its capsicum oil would be detectable in 2.48m drops of water.