What to Expect from the Best Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce


You have seen the all of the signs, heard all of the hype, and watched all of the television shows. Your friends may have often ask the question. Who has the hottest hot sauce around? The best ghost pepper hot sauce in the market, make other hot sauces look tame. Today, hottest sauces are measured in terms of Scoville heat units. Wibur Scoville, an American pharmacist, created the test and scale known as the “Scoville Organoleptic Test” while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company. The Scoville Organoleptic Test measures the hotness of chile peppers. The ghost pepper grows in the Northeastern Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. Other names for the ghost pepper are Bih Jolokia, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli. In 2007, it earned the title of hottest chili pepper in the Guinness Book of World Records on the Scoville scale by beating the Red Savina pepper, which held the title from 1994 to 2006. The highest Scoville unit measurement for the Red Savina was 577,000 Scoville heat units, while highest measurement for the ghost pepper was 1,041,427 Scoville heat units. If you eat a ghost pepper, it is going to take more than a couple of glasses of water to stop the burn. Milk helps, but you are still going to need several glasses of milk and water. Ghost peppers are 500 times hotter than Tabasco chili and their Scoville units are a little less than your average pepper spray. As a reference for those who like to stay in the safe zone, Jalapenos have 2500 Scoville heat units. Ghost peppers have also been used as non lethal weapons to control rioters and to force terrorists out of their hideouts. If you have ever tried a habanero and recall the burning sensation, multiply that feeling by three. Ghost pepper plants grow up to 4 feet tall. The chilies grow between 2 inches to 3 inches long and 1 inch to 2 inches wide. A fully mature bhut jolokia has a distinct, conical shape with a wrinkled texture. The peppers can range in color from orange to red.