Ghost Peppers

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Definitely not for the faint of heart! Ghost chiles, also known as Bhut Jolokia, are one of the hottest chili pepper varieties in the world. They originate from the northeastern region of India and were once recognized asthe hottest pepper in the world. This pepper clocks in at 1,000,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale. It boasts more than 300 times the heat of a jalapeno. Think Cayenne is hot? Think again, the Ghost Pepper tops the Cayenne's heat by more than 50 times.  

Soak these chiles in warm water then blend into a chili puree that's quite delicious. Use this puree in enchilada sauce or taco seasonings. However, you use it...use with care!

Ghost chiles typically have a wrinkled, bumpy skin and range in color from green to red when ripe. They have a slender, elongated shape similar to other chili pepper varieties. For these dried chiles,Ghost peppers are harvested at their ripe red stage of maturity when their heat levels are at their peak.

Want Ghost Peppers in a convenient granulated form? Check out Ghost Chile Powder.

Read our blog all about the Scoville Heat Chart for Chiles

Ingredients: Ghost chile pepper

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