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Dried Smoked Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolokia)

Healthy Hot Sauce Company


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Dried Smoked Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolokia) - Lucifer's House of Heat
The Ghost Pepper (or Bhut Jolokia). The name Bhut Jolokia translates to ‘ghost chile’ and chile heads say that is because this chile is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it! In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records notified New Mexico State University that one of their professors had discovered the world’s hottest chile pepper. The Ghost Chile is now only #7 on the world's hottest chile pepper list.

There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether the bhut jolokia was from the genus Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum chinense, subsequent DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies crossbreed, mostly Capsicum chinense with some Capsicum frutescens.

Even the smallest pieces of the Ghost Chile will add so much intense heat to a sauce that it’s barely edible. Consuming just a thin stand causes the eyes to water and the nose to run. Devour a whole chili and prepare for a full attack on your senses. This assault has been compared to chugging a lethal cocktail of battery acid laced with glass shards.

The Bhut Jolokia comes in at just over 1 million (yes 1,000,000) Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This is nearly twice as hot as previous record holder the Red Savina (a variety of Habanero). The Red Savina Habanero comes in at 580,000 SHUs. By comparison a New Mexico green chile is approximately 1,500 SHUs, the average jalapeno measures around 8,000 SHUs and traditional Tabasco sauce is 5,000 SHUs.

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