Ghost pepper

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Ghost pepper
Fresh ghost pepper
Hybrid parentageCapsicum chinense × Capsicum frutescens
OriginAssam, Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India[1]
Heat Exceptionally hot
Scoville scale1,041,427 SHU

The ghost pepper,[2][3] also known as bhut jolokia, is a chili pepper grown in Northeast India.[4][5]

Guinness World Records said it was the hottest pepper in the world in 2007. It has a rating of over one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). It was passed by three hotter chillis during 2011. These was passed by the Carolina Reaper in 2013, which is still currently the hottest pepper.[6]

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  1. It is extensively cultivated in northeastern India, especially in the states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
  2. Gamillo, Elizabeth (3 August 2018). "Ghost peppers are saving U.S. grasslands—by scaring off hungry mice". Science. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. Deepak, Sharanya (1 January 2019). "The Incredible Story of Bhut Jolokia: From Rural India to Dumb YouTube Stunts". Taste. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. Shaline L. Lopez (2007). "NMSU is home to the world's hottest chile pepper". Archived from the original on 19 February 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2007.
  5. "'Ghost chile' burns away stomach ills - Diet & Nutrition - NBC News". Associated Press. 2007. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  6. "Hottest Chili". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 26 December 2013.