Red hot chili pepper. Want to know which is the hottest chili in the world? Well here it is…
What is the first thing that comes to our minds when we think of hot chilies? Well for those who have tasted red hot chili they know what it can do to you. We all must have experienced the burning sensation in the mouth, the sweat from the forehead, that itch on your scalp, and that prickly sensation in the back and armpits, all because you dared to have a chili. Your mind stops for a second and the only thing you can think of is water or something sweet. And yet, there are people who love this sensation and are ever in search for the hottest chili. Well for them, I have news. It is called Naga Jolokia, also known as Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Chili; a chili pepper that grows in Assam, a state of India. This chili is so severe in its taste that it has even surpassed the famous Red Savina found in Mexico. It is almost twice as hot as its Mexican counterpart and in 2007 it was confirmed by Guinness World Records to be the hottest chili in the world.
There is a method of measuring how hot a chili is. It is called Scoville rating and is defined by the amount of capsaicin present in a substance which is a chemical compound which stimulates nerve endings in the skin. And according to this scale the Naga Jolokia stands at 1,041,427 units as compared to 577,000 Scoville units for Red Savina making it the hottest chili in the world.
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