FACTFILE... on ghost chillis

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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