Hottest Chili Pepper Shatters Record

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(Oct. 26) - It's hot. Scorching hot. Guinness World Records hot.

Researchers at New Mexico State University have discovered the world’s hottest chili pepper. It's called the Bhut Jolokia, a variety originating in Assam, India.

In tests that yield Scoville heat units (SHUs), the Bhut Jolokia reached 1 million SHUs, almost double the SHUs of former hotshot Red Savina (a type of habanero pepper), which measured a mere 577,000. The result was announced today by the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Chili is spelled "chile" by some, including Paul Bosland, director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Bosland collected seeds of Bhut Jolokia while visiting India in 2001. He grew the plants for three years to produce enough seeds to complete the field tests.

"The name Bhut Jolokia translates as 'ghost chile,'" Bosland explained. "I think it’s because the chile is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it!"

The intense heat concentration of Bhut Jolokia could have a significant impact on the food industry as an economical seasoning in packaged foods, he said.
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Chino Kapone

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that shit could give someone a heartattack...
 

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As bad as eating that thing would be, the real horror would come the next day when you were on the bowl trying to shit out a road flare.
 

MrAbovePar

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Just for the record...there's a difference between hot and seasoning. It's not a concept I've notice a lot of people outside Louisiana don't quite grasp.
 

Chino Kapone

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What the fuck would you do with this pepper? Put it in chili? Make salsa? Eat it whole? Use it to destroy a small country? It just seems kinda rediculous.
 
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As bad as eating that thing would be, the real horror would come the next day when you were on the bowl trying to shit out a road flare.
I use Habanero to cook with and it's bad enough handling. After cutting up a few of them once while making some chili I washed my hands a few times before taking a piss. Well, it wasn't enough and my dick was still on fire for about 15 minutes.

I couldn't imagine this Indian pepper.
 

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I make salsa with up to 12 habaneros in it. Tasty + endorphin rush =more gooder.
 

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I use Habanero to cook with and it's bad enough handling. After cutting up a few of them once while making some chili I washed my hands a few times before taking a piss. Well, it wasn't enough and my dick was still on fire for about 15 minutes.

I couldn't imagine this Indian pepper.


I've done this twice but with a dried up Datil pepper. Poor lil fellow was redder than my moms face when I caught her blowing my dad.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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What the fuck would you do with this pepper? Put it in chili? Make salsa? Eat it whole? Use it to destroy a small country? It just seems kinda rediculous.
they use capsicum (the hot shit in the pepper) for lots of stuff, like pain medication believe it or not, there have been a few food shows that go into it
 

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Just for the record...there's a difference between hot and seasoning. It's not a concept I've notice a lot of people outside Louisiana don't quite grasp.
Hot is good, but flavor is everything. I haven't tried anything hotter than a habanero, but I love it's taste.
 

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I use Habanero to cook with and it's bad enough handling. After cutting up a few of them once while making some chili I washed my hands a few times before taking a piss. Well, it wasn't enough and my dick was still on fire for about 15 minutes.

I couldn't imagine this Indian pepper.
the habenero is perfect for a kick ass chili recipe, but a pepper 2x as hot...

i will say, i would try it (small amount at first) but i really think the habenero is my threashold.

and dude... i absolutely use the plastic gloves, when cutting up the habeneros, that way i never acidently touch an eye or anything else. just cut em up, drop em in and throw the gloves off. i still wash my hands right after, just incase and seeds/oils got on me. sorry to hear bout your junk too, that sounds like a jackass stunt... get pepper seeds and oils on your hands, then try to jack it to completion...
 

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Weather or not it's going to sell depends on the pepper's flavor. Habanero is hot, but it also has a unique smell and flavor. If this Indian pepper is just hot and has no real distinctive taste I've got no use for it except as a curiosity. If I just wanted to add heat I've got a pepper extract based sauce called "endorphen rush" which is hotter than hell, but I almost never use it.
 

burky79

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Weather or not it's going to sell depends on the pepper's flavor. Habanero is hot, but it also has a unique smell and flavor. If this Indian pepper is just hot and has no real distinctive taste I've got no use for it except as a curiosity. If I just wanted to add heat I've got a pepper extract based sauce called "endorphen rush" which is hotter than hell, but I almost never use it.
i haven't ever tried those extracts, though i hear they are intense!

i do want this to have a flavor, for cooking sake, but i cant imagine at that scoville level it will matter the flavor.

guess we just gotta try it!
 

THE FEZ MAN

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if you want stupid hot just go buy a can of pepper spray, its the same shit
 

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I have made some Hot dishes. The kind that if you get to close when cooking your chest hurts, and you almost pass out. GOOD STUFF GOOD STUFF