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The World’s Hottest Chile Pepper

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I like my peppers hot (check my Nov. 2006 KVR contest entry), but perhaps this Bhut Jolokia (or Naga Jolokia) chili pepper is a tad too much!

From this article at NMSU:

Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world’s hottest. A New Mexico green chile contains about 1,500 SHUs and an average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHUs.

In February 2007, Guinness World Records certified the bhut jolokia as the world’s hottest chili pepper.

Guinness World Record certificate for the world's hottest chili pepper Bhut Jolokia
Paul Bosland, NMSU professor, shows off his Guinness World Records certificate for the world’s hottest chile pepper (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

I know Jalapeños are quite hot, but this contains a hundred times more heat!

  • Chandan

    and this can be only found in Assam, India

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