Cayenne pepper & Naga bhut chilis

Cayenne & Naga Bhut jolokia chilis

Cayenne chilis: One of the hot chili variety cayenne pepper is commonly available in Mexican and South American stores. It grows to a length  of  6 to 10 inches. Unlike other hot chilis, it is less pungent. For this reason cayenne is more popular as dry chili. Dried cayenne is a popular spice in Mexican cuisine, It is also sold in other names such as Arbol, Thai, Bird etc.

Cayenne pepper is  used in both food and medicine for more than 9000 years. It is known to stimulate blood circulation, reduces acidity and is a powerful spice that helps in detoxification!

Scoville units: 30,000-50,000.

Hotness Scale: 6-7

Naga Bhut Jolokia :Cayenne Diane or Naga Bhut Jolokia variety of chili from India. Here bhut mean Ghost, Naga bhut jolokia is also known as ghost chili. It is one of the hottest chili in the world. It is almost 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. It is grown in India in two regions. Naga Bhut jolokia from Assam is twice hotter than Gwalior’s variety. Ripe chilis measure about 2.5 to 3.3 inches long with a red, yellow, orange, white, purple or chocolate color. Flavor of these chilis in intense sweet in the beginning and heat kicks off literally in 30-40 seconds. Sweating, hiccups, teary eye, shortness of breath and severe burning in mouth and system is expected.

Scoville unit: 1,041,427

Hotness scale : >10

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 8, 2019

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