A million Scoville heat units, that’s hot.

Rob Stone from ESPN gets acquaintance with one of the hottest chili peppers in the world, the Bhut Jolokia (also know as Naga Jolokia).

Taking a bite of the the world’s hotter pepper didn’t seem like the smartest decision, but taking a second bite, well, that “was a dumb move”.

The piquancy scale of peppers.

8 comments

  1. movers says:

    I just moved from Hawaii and I can attest at the quality of these peppers. My uncle took a bite of one like this old man did and I thought he was going to die. We had to take him to the hospital and get it pumped out of his stomach. It was so bad.

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  2. TigerTom says:

    It means mother nature has endowned this small plant with properties to repel creatures that try to eat it. You have to build up to eating hot food, not jump in.

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  3. Bhut jolokias are pure fire. If I would eat one of these, I could only take tiny nibbles off at a time, taking a good minute or two between bites. These definitely aren’t for the faint of heart!

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