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Ghost pepper

Chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The ghost pepper,[2][3] also known as bhut jolokia (lit.'Bhutan pepper' in Assamese[4]), is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India.[5][6] It is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens.[7]

Quick facts: Ghost pepper, Hybrid parentage, Origin, Heat,...
Ghost pepper
Red (ripe) and green ghost pepper fruits
Hybrid parentageCapsicum chinense × Capsicum frutescens
Heat Exceptionally hot
Scoville scale1,001,304 SHU

In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 170 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chili is rated at more than one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). However, in the race to grow the hottest chili pepper, the ghost chili was superseded by the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper in 2011 and the Carolina Reaper in 2013.[8]