The ghost chili (aka Bhut Jolokia, Naga Jolokia, Naga Morich) is so named for its ghostly bite. In 2006 it has officially been recognized as the world’s hottest chili pepper. Ghost chili /Jolokia Pepper can be found naturally growing in only a few areas of the world, including India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
They are very similar looking to Habanero peppers, but they have a rugged skin. This pepper is only reserved for those who wish to add true fire to their hot sauce.
These chilies are extremely hot with a record braking Scoville Heat Units: 855,000 – 1,001,304. Three times more than Habanero and 150 times hotter than the common Jalapeno. The intensity of the Ghost Chile Pepper is so strong it creates a blistering hot and sometimes extremely painful sensation lasting up to 30 minutes or longer. Wear gloves when preparing them to avoid contact burns from the capsaicin-laced oils in the pepper.