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Lafayette man's peppers included in this year's list of "World's Hottest Peppers"

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, February 07 2020 Feb 7, 2020 February 07, 2020 10:27 AM February 07, 2020 in News
Source: KATC
Primeaux and his wife/business partner Kara Photo: KATC

LAFAYETTE - Cajun country cooks are known for seasoning dishes with just the right amount of heat, so it's no surprise that a Louisiana resident has made this year's list of the "Hottest Peppers in the World." 

According to KATC, Troy 'Primo' Primeaux of Lafayette is number four on Pepperhead's 2020 list. 

Primeaux developed the peppers while working in The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's horticulture department in 2005. 

He says he crossbred a Trinidad and Bangladeshi pepper.

Primeaux told reporters, "When you're talking 1.5 million Scovilles, this is three times hotter than a jalapeno. When you're eating one pepper, it's like eating 300 jalapenos."

But Primeaux also assured them that when cooked down, his peppers bring out the flavor of a dish. 

Primeaux and his wife Kara created Primo's Peppers, a Lafayette-based business that combine 'sweet with heat' to create delicious hot sauces and pepper jellies.

Click here to learn more about their products. 

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