Ghost Pepper vs Habanero Pepper

The Bhut Jolokia Chili Pepper (a.k.a. Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia, Cobra Pepper, etc.) is the hottest in the world!

Jolokia peppers grown by an Indian company grew a Jolokia pepper that tested at 1,041,427 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) and it was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the World in February 2007.

The Red Savina habanero was the previous record holder, at only 350,000–580,000 Scoville Heat Units.

The Ghost Pepper or Bhut jolokia came from in northeastern India and is harvested in Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur — India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Fresh Ghost chili peppers tend to be long and tapered about 2 to 3″in length and 1″ wide with orange-red color. They tend to be comparable in physical appearance to the Habanero peppers, however they have got slightly wrinkled skin. The plant themselves does not appear significantly different from any other hot pepper variety.
Growing the Bhut jolokia

Live plants are challenging to locate so the majority of Bhut jolokia is grown from seed. Within the United States seeds may be purchased from the New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute. Seeds generally sprout about 10 days following planting in sandy properly drained organic potting soil.

Give Bhut jolokia a lot of room to develop, especially if you plant it in the ground. These types of chili peppers can easily grow to 5′ high by 5′ wide in perfect conditions. Ghost chili may be grown in containers, however this limits the dimensions to which the plant can eventually grow.

The Ghost Pepper can be employed as a spice in meals or consumed alone. Bhut jolokia offers a fruity pepper aroma and flavor along with a continual scent of capsaicin. An individual seed from a Bhut Jolokia can easily sustain extreme pain sensations within the mouth for up to thirty minutes before subsiding. The majority of the heat associated with these peppers is centred in the fleshy component of the pepper.

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