Ghost Chile Pepper
The Guinness Book of World Records classifies the ghost chile as the world's hottest pepper. The pepper grows in the Indian regions of Nagaland and Manipur, where it is called "Bhut Jolokia," and the Sylhet region of Bangladesh.
This chili, believed to be a cure for stomach ailments, is commonly served in sauce or eaten raw.
When ripe, the Bhut Jolokia pepper has a red or orange color and measures about 2.5 in. to 3.5 in. long and about 1 in. wide. The pepper looks very similar to the Habanero chili pepper; thought, the texture is rougher and the appearance has a more dented look.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
The Bhut Jolokia pepper has many uses including to spice up food or to be eaten on its own. Other uses for the Bhut Jolokia pepper are included in remedies for stomach ailment, and as a remedy to the summer heat as it will increase perspiration when ingested.
Conserving and Storing
Store un-cut out side of refrigerator, and cut inside.