Ajab-Gazab : The story of the world's hottest chili, whose name is also recorded in the Guinness World Book

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The people of our country love spicy food. Because of this chili cultivation is also done on a large scale here. There are also some species of chilies, which are not spicy at all, but some are so pungent that people get sweaty just after eating one chili. Do you know where the world's hottest chili is grown and what is its name? Today we are going to tell you about this chili, knowing the pungency of which you will probably start sweating and you can never even think of eating it.



Actually, we are talking about 'Carolina Reaper', which is grown in America. The name of this chili, which looks somewhat like capsicum, is recorded in the Guinness World Records as 'the world's hottest chili'. According to scientists, to date, there has never been such a hot pepper anywhere in the world as Carolina Reaper.


In 2012, the pungency of this chili was tested by Winthrop University of South Carolina, in which 15,69,300 SHU or Scoville Heat Unit was found. Actually, the sharpness of anything is measured in SHU itself. The higher the SHU, the more dangerous the sharpness. Although the SHU of any common chili is close to 5000, the SHU of this chili is so high that you can hardly eat it.

An example of how dangerous it can be to eat a pepper named Carolina Reaper was seen in New York, the USA in the year 2018. Here a 34-year-old man took part in a chili eating competition and had consumed so much of the world's hottest chili that he started experiencing severe headaches, after which he had to be hospitalized.

You will be surprised to know that India's 'Bhoot Jolkia' was considered to be the world's hottest chili before being included in the Guinness World Records of 'Carolina Reaper'.

In the year 2007, Bhoot Jolokia was included in the Guinness World Records. It has 400 times more spiciness than ordinary chilies. It is cultivated in states like Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur.

In the year 2007, Bhoot Jolokia was included in the Guinness World Records. It has 400 times more spiciness than ordinary chilies. It is cultivated in states like Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur.