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What is Bhut Jolokia ?

Asked by Deepak Joshi, 26 Apr '09 11:40 am
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Hi Deepak

The Naga Jolokia (English: King Cobra Chili) also known as Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich is a chili pepper that grows primarily in the Indian state of Nagaland, but also in northeastern India (Assam, Manipur), Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. In 2007, it was confirmed by Guinness World Records to be the hottest chili in the world, replacing the Red Savina. Disagreement has arisen on whether it is a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense. Some claim it is a C. frutescens,[1] but recent DNA tests have found that it is an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.

The word Nāga means \"King cobra\" in Sanskrit. The pepper is thought to originate from Nagaland in north-eastern India, and was originally named by the Naga people after the most venomous snake found in the region. The pepper\'s fierce \"bite\" is akin to the venom of a king cobra. It\'s also known as Naga Morich in Bangladesh, Nai Miris in Sri Lanka (Nai = ...more
Answered by Kelly Sharma, 26 Apr '09 11:42 am

 
  
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The hottest chili in the world - of Indian origin.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 26 Apr '09 08:28 pm

 
  
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Hottest chili in the world - of Indian origin
Answered by prashant prashar, 29 Apr '09 04:23 pm

 
  
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