Did you know, this northeast state is called the ‘Land Of World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper’

Did you know, this northeast state is called the ‘Land Of World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper’

FACTS | Sept 16, 2020:

#Touted as the world's hottest chilli pepper, the Northeastern state of Nagaland is home to the insanely hot and spicy chilli pepper, the Bhut Jolokia which tops over 1 Million SHU (Scoville Heat Units).

#The pepper holding the title in Guinness Book Of World Record of being the hottest chilli pepper from 2007 until 2010, is most likely to be found in the backyards of every Naga home.

#Native to the lands of the state, the Bhut Jolokia is nearly 400 times hotter than the much famed and recognised Tabasco sauce.

#They originated in Northern India and the peppers have been around for generations and belongs to the Capsicum Chinese family, like the Habanero, Scotch Bonnet and Red Savina.

#The first flavour of this chilly is an intensely fruity, sweet chilli flavour and the heat does not kick in for 30 – 45 seconds. Once it kicks-in it can make you sweat with watery eyes, hiccups and shortness of breath.

#Ghost peppers have medical benefits too that may include lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, and possibly even protection against certain types of cancer.

#For most of us, we may not be able to bear it hotness but for the Nagas, this is one among the major ingredients that they use in special dishes such as smoked meat, pickles etc.

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