New record for world's hottest pepper: Bhut Jolokia

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Chile heads rejoice! Recent tests have confirmed that there is a new "world's hottest chile pepper" : the Bhut Jolokia. Clocking in at a whopping 1,001,304 scovilles, it's 100 times hotter than a jalapeño. This is good news both for mouth masochists looking for the ultimate burn, but also for food producers who will be able to produce the same amount of chile burn as an additive with far fewer chile peppers. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


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Mark Matienzo says:

Here's the comparative lab results that the BBC had the Warwick Horticultural Research Institute run. It's important to note that the Dorset Naga is a cultivar derived from the bhut jolokia, which also happens to be known as the naga jolokia. The Dorset Naga in general has a lower Scoville rating than the bhut jolokia, but depending on all sorts of horticultural factors, the heat can vary pretty wildly.