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…The Bhut Jolokia is hot?

Naga Jolokia

A new pepper has been crowned king of hot thanks to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Bhut Jolokia chili (AKA The Naga Jolokia Pepper) from India registered 1,001,304 Scoville heat units, far surpassing the previous champions, the Red Savina chili, which only registered 577,000 units, and the Dorset Naga, which registered between 876,000 and 970,000 units. Just to give you an idea, here are the Scoville heat units of some of the peppers you probably ingest on a more regular basis:

    0 – Bell Pepper
    100-500 – Pepperoncini
    1000-1500 – Poblano
    2500-10,000 – Jalapenos and Chipolte
    5000-23,000 – Serrano
    30,000-50,000 – Cayenne
    80,000 & up – Habenero, Scotch Bonnet

Hot salsa has just been given a new definition.

[Wikipedia – Naga Jolokia Pepper]

[Via: Slashfood]