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Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) - (Capsicum chinense)
In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent’s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world’s hottest chili pepper, Bhut Jolokia. “The name Bhut Jolokia translates as ‘ghost chili,’” Bosland said, "it’s because the chili is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it!”
Heat level: 855,000 – 1,041,427 (SHU)Scoville Heat Units – Extreme heat.
Flavor: Bitter Heat