FACTFILE... on ghost chillis
THE ghost chilli was recognised as the world’s hottest chilli in 2007.
The chilli contains more than one million Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chilli’s spiciness.
In comparison, Jalapeno peppers measure between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units, while Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 and 5,000 Scoville units.
It is found in the Nagaland and Assam region of northeastern India and parts of neighbouring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Ripe peppers measure between 60mm and 85mm long and between 25mm to 5mm wide. They are found in a variety of colours including red, yellow, orange and chocolate.