Hottest Chilli

Every one had heard about captain Haddock screaming his lungs out when he tasted fiery red chillies laid out to dry in Kathmandu during British Raaj in India.

Wait, that chilly does not stand anywhere in comparison to Bhoot Jolokia the world’s hottest chilli, the baap of all chillies. It grows mainly in Assam and Nagaland. It gets the epithet because it is so hot that even spirits are scared from it.

Guinness book record stands in its name. there are seven varieties growing in Assam. Its hotness stands 1,001,304 Scovile units making it the hottest pimento in the world.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of pungency, the “spicy heat” of chilli peppers. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present. Capsaicin is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes; pure capsaicin has a Scoville rating of 16,000,000 SHU.

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