One of the most popular chillies on this planet, Bhoot Jolokia was formally exported all the best way from Nagaland to London for the primary time. The consignment was sourced from Tening, Peren district in Nagaland and was packed on the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in Guwahati for its onward journey.

Also known as King Chilli, Bhoot Jolokia is taken into account as one of many world’s hottest chilli primarily based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). Prime Minister Narendra Modi was evidently proud of the key increase to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) commodities from the north-eastern area. On Twitter, he wrote, “Wonderful news. Only those who have eaten the Bhoot Jolokia will know how spicy it is.”

Bhoot Jolokia, additionally known as Raja Mirchi, received its GI certification in 2008. It has an elongated form of 60 to 85 mm and a wrinkled pores and skin. The spiciness of the chilli is 1,041,427 SHU. Bhoot Jolokia, nevertheless, shouldn’t be the most popular chilli on this planet. Carolina Reaper with spiciness at 1,569,300 on common SHU was declared the most popular chili pepper on this planet by the Guinness World Records in 2017.

Bhoot Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper grown in Northeast India. The time period bhoot actually interprets to ghost. In Assam, chilli is named jolokia. The chilli’s title denotes its excessive spiciness and warmth. It is known as Naga morich in Bangladesh. It has additionally been named the Tezpur chili after the Assamese metropolis, Tezpur. The chilli known as umorok in Manipur.

Similar to Naga jolokia, grown in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

Unlike most peppers, Bhoot Jolokia produces capsaicin in vesicles current within the placenta across the seeds and likewise all through the fruit, in comparison with others the place it’s normally discovered simply within the placenta. The chilli has many makes use of particularly in native meals preparations, primarily momos. Bhoot Jolokia can also be recognized for its medical properties. Used as meals and spice in each contemporary and dried types, it’s generally utilized in a mix with pork or fermented or dried fish.


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