That’s what you have with the ghost pepper, otherwise known as Bhut Jolokia. This is the bad boy of the chili world, weighing in from 855,000 Scoville heat units to an eye-popping 1,041,427 SHU!
Well say hello to my little friend; the ghost pepper. Rockin’ out at a devastating one million Scoville units, in terms of heat, the ghost pepper can’t be beat.
7. Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU. The most famous “Super Hot” due to the amount of press it has received in the past.
Scoville Rating. 855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU. The hottest chili pepper produced is the Bhut Jolokia, also known as the ghost pepper.
The bhut jolokia (Assamese: ভূূূত-জলকীয়া, IPA: [ˈbʱʊt.zɔˌlɔkiˌja]), also known as bih jolokia, u-morok, ghost pepper, red naga, Naga Jolokia, and ghost chili, is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
The Scoville Heat Unit is the closest thing to a standard form of measuring the heat in a pepper.
A green bell pepper, for example, has a Scoville rating of zero, while the ghost pepper tips the scale at more than 1 million units [source: Chilli World].
Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper, Habanero, Piri Piri and other hot peppers. The heat of the ghost pepper has a rating of one million according to the Scoville Heat units scale.
See the heat rating of chile peppers in Scoville Heat Units.
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