Bhut jolokia piled at a market in Kohima, Nagaland. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
Bhut jolokia piled at a market in Kohima, Nagaland. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
India

India’s ‘ghost pepper’ chilli is so hot villagers use it to repel elephants. Will Britain be able to handle it?

  • The bhut jolokia is India’s hottest chilli – it’s 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce and can induce breathing difficulties in diners
  • Ghost peppers are often deployed at chilli-eating competitions, where ambulances wait nearby in case competitors need their stomachs washed

Bhut jolokia piled at a market in Kohima, Nagaland. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
Bhut jolokia piled at a market in Kohima, Nagaland. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
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