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Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles

Whole Ghost Peppers from Savory Spice
0.6oz Bag  
Net 0.60oz

0.6oz Bag - $8.35
Net .6 oz
(Per Ounce Cost: $13.92)


Chiles & Paprikas

Yes, it’s the real deal. Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world in 2007. The Ghost Chile Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) has a Scoville rating of just over 1 million units. This is twice as hot as the previous record holder, the Red Savina. This chile is also known as Bih Jolokia, Borbih, Dorset Naga, Mirch, Mircha, Naga Morich, Naga Moresh Nagahari, Raja Chilli, Raja Mircha and Tezpur. These chiles are light, and there are approximately 9 peppers in 1/4 oz.

Many of the names for this chile include the word “Naga” which was the name of the ferocious Naga warriors, who once inhabited Nagaland in Assam, one of India’s most fertile chile growing regions.

The Ghost Chile is all about heat, however, once you get past the heat you'll notice a balanced, slightly fruity flavor. Try using them to add heat where wanted, but remember that they are potentially 5 times hotter than many habaneros. Use extreme caution when working with these chiles. Wear protective gloves and wash all utensils and work spaces thoroughly with soap and water when finished.

Spice Map - India, Northeastern
Bhut Jolokia grows in northeastern India (Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur) and Bangladesh.

Dietary Information

Black Pepper-Free

Flavor of Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles

Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world in 2007, these chiles are intensely hot.

Uses of Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles

Add heat where wanted, but use extreme caution. Wear gloves and wash utensils and work spaces with soap and water. Soak in hot water for 20 minutes to rehydrate.

Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles Recipe

For 6-7 T of mix: Toast 1 stemless chile until aromatic (2-4 minutes), stirring constantly. Grind then mix 1/4 t with 2 T kosher salt and brown sugar, 1 1/2 t ground mustard, pepper, ginger, and mild chili powder

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Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles Reviews