Know Your Peppers: Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)

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Name: Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)

Origin: Assam, India

Scoville Rating (SHU): 1,000,000+

Colours: Red, Green

Size (length): 5 – 10 cm (2 – 4 inches)

Size (width): 2.5 – 5 cm (1 – 2 inches)

Fun Facts:

  • In 2007, the Bhut Jolokia held the title of the hottest chilli in the world before the Infinity Chilli (2011), the Naga Viper (2011), the Trinidad Scorpion (2012) and the Carolina Reaper (2013) came around
  • Since 2009, India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation started looking into ways to use Bhut Jolokia as a non-lethal weapon to aid their police/army.
  • In 2015, the Indian Army used Chilli Grenades made from the Bhut Jolokia to flush out a terrorist who was hiding in a cave

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