Thursday, February 28, 2008

World's Hottest Chilli Pepper - Bhut Jolokia from India

(Video courtesy: Wall Street Journal Online)

I was reading about the World's hottest Chilli Pepper - Bhut Jolokia today.

Voila, its from my homeland India.

Here is some trivia

The standard measure for hot peppers is the Scoville Heat Unit, or SHU, named after Wilbur Lincoln Scoville, a chemist who in 1912 developed a method of assessing the heat given off by capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers.

Jalapeño peppers measure about 5,000 SHUs. The Bhut Jolokia tops a million.

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