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  • ==== ====Get This Product with Special Price at :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PBJPN8?tag=pdf-marketing-20==== ====HistoryThe Bhut Jolokia has been around for many centuries, and it is believed to have originated in thestate of Assam, India. It has also been tracked to Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was only introduced tothe western world in 2000. In September of that year, a report was published stating its level ofheat as almost double that of a Red Savina Habanero, which was believed to be the worldshottest pepper.Researchers at New Mexico University began testing immediately after these reports were found,and in 2005 they tested their Bhut Jolokia. It blew the previous findings out of the water with itsamazingly high heat content.Heat and PowerThe heat of a pepper is measured using High Pressure (or Performance) Liquid Chromatography,which separates compounds and measures them. Capsaicin is the compound that gives heat to apepper. The Scoville Scale is used to rate the amount of heat using Scoville Heat Units (SHUs).Pure capsaicin, which is not found naturally, has 15,000,000-16,000,000 SHUs, while sweetpeppers such as bell peppers have 0 SHU. The Red Savina Habanero has about 350,000-580,000. The Bhut Jolokia, however, has a whopping 855,000-1,050,000 SHUs. That is almostdouble the amount of heat as the old champion.It is believed that certain growing environments only increase the peppers heat content. Manypeople who are hoping to break the record have been harvesting their peppers in hot and humidclimates with a lot of rainfall, such as Hawaii and Florida.Alternate NamesThere are quite a few different names, with various translations, for the Bhut Jolokia in otherlanguages and countries. Here are a few of the more interesting ones; their translations show howserious the heat is.Naga Jolokia (Cobra Snake) SanskritNaga Morich (Cobra Chili) BangladeshOo-Morok (Tree Chili) Manipur
  • Raja Mirchi (King of Chilies) and Nai Miris (Cobra Chili) Sri LankaThis pepper is not for the faint of heart. It offers a unique flavor when added to dishes in smallamounts, while simultaneously providing a volcanic heat.For more information on where you can find pepper seeds of the Naga Jolokia, head on over tohttp://www.thehottestpepper.com.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ryan_Frank