Bhut Jolokia: The World’s Hottest Pepper

Bhut Jolokia - World's Hottest Pepper
Here’s the pepper that is literally the king of all peppers: the Bhut Jolokia which is the World’s Hottest Pepper. Are you man (or woman) enough to take on the ghost pepper?

These peppers are so hot, that it’s recommended that you wear gloves even when you’re just handling it. Even the most daring of your friends will find the Bhut Jolokia a force to reckon with. It’s hot enough to make your eyes water even just by being in close proximity of the pepper. But it’s not just something for novelty purposes, either. It actually makes for a pretty good ingredient if you’re into cooking, and it’s even got some healing properties  as well. How’s that for hot?

Bhut Jolokia: The World’s Hottest Pepper

Described as a smoky – almost melony – flavor, it’s a great accompaniment to salsa and meat dishes. Just be sure to use it in moderation! Scoville Heat Units are used to gauge the heat of spicy foods. Jalapenos score 3,000-6,000 SHU. Habaneros score 300,000 SHU. And the Bhut Jolokia? A staggering 1,041,427 SHU!

But the Ghost Pepper isn’t just for pepping up your chilli. For years it has been used to treat pains like migraines, arthritis, muscle pain and sinusitis. It contains Capsaicin, which is said to ease digestion problems, lower blood-pressure and boost energy levels. Hot and handy? That’s our kind of vegetable!

  • Single dried Ghost Pepper
  • 2007 Guiness World Record holder as the World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper
  • 1,041,427 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
  • Contains capsaicin: used for pain relief, improved digestion, lower blood pressure and as an energy boost

The Bhut Jolokia: The World’s Hottest Pepper is available from Firebox for $11 each and $24 for a pack of three.

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Hazel Chua

About Hazel Chua

Hazel has a degree in Chemical Engineering, but has wanted to be a writer ever since she was a little girl. As luck and a whole lot of work would have it, Hazel got her cake and is eating it too: doing engineering stuff during the day, and blogging for various tech blogs during the night. She also established her own gadgetry blog recently, which you can check out at Gigadgetry.com.

4 Responses to “Bhut Jolokia: The World’s Hottest Pepper”

  1. Dried Frog Pills Reply July 31, 2011 at 1:50 am

    You guys do realise that the Bhut Jolokia has been surpassed as the hottest chilli? The Butch T Trinidad Scorpion has taken the guiness title from recently. With a Scoville rating of 1.4million which is almost 50% hotter than the Bhut

  2. I think after a certain Scoville rating…it all just tastes the same to the human tongue…and that is …..burning.

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