Bhut Jolokia - Ghost Pepper

Bhut Jolokia - Ghost Pepper

Scoville Scale: Over 1-1.1 Million SHU

Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum chinese with Capsicum frutescens), also known as Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia, Bih Jolokia, Naga King, or Bhoot Jolokia is an hybrid chili grown in the Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland regions of India as well as Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka however it goes by the name of Corba Chili. The name Ghost Pepper is an actual misnomer created by misinterpretation from researchers from New Mexico State University and is usually only used in the Western Hemisphere. In India it is commonly referred to as the Bih Jolokia, where Bih means poison (for it's intense heat) and Jolokia commonly refers to any Capsicum pepper.

Unripe peppers are yellow to green in color. Ripe Bhut Jolokia peppers are commonly seen as red, yellow and orange. Their skin is very rough and the pepper walls are very thin. Bhut Jolokia seeds are yellow to tan in color.

Common Uses:
Salsas
Popcorn
Pizza
Indian and Sri Lanka Recipes
Hot Sauces
Bloody Mary Mixes
Spicy Candy
Elephant Repellent
Gardening