Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chili pepper: Bhut Jolokia?

Photo of a heap of red hot chillies, possibly the Bhut Jolokia or Naga Pepper
pep squad, originally uploaded by lilymox.

From the look of these chili peppers, especially the chocolate-colored ones, it seems these are the hottest chilies in the world, the Bhut Jolokia, often called Naga Jolokia (possibly erroneously) or the ghost chili by the Western media.

The chili pepper (aka Nahuatl chilli, chillie, chili, chile, etc.), a fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, although botanically are berries, peppers are considered vegetables or spices.

In February 2007, Guinness World Records published that the Bhut Jolokia was the hottest chili pepper ever submitted for judgment.

1 comment:

Deena said...

From mountains to chillies-India is renowned world over-It is just sad to know that we are slowly causing such great damages to the environment that soon these might not remain in the beautiful state they are today.We have already done enough harm to the environment…High time we woke up to see the damage we’ve caused.
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