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Ghost pepper
Fresh ghost pepper
Hybrid parentage Capsicum chinense × Capsicum frutescens
Origin Assam, Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India
Heat Exceptionally hot
Scoville scale 1,041,427 SHU

The ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia, is a chili pepper grown in Northeast India.

Guinness World Records said it was the hottest pepper in the world in 2007. It has a rating of over one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). It was passed by three hotter chillis during 2011. These was passed by the Carolina Reaper in 2013, which is still currently the hottest pepper.

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  • Ghost Pepper Challenge

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