It was at the research institute that the new variety was tested; it earned a rating of just over one million Scoville Heat Units
, making it "the hottest pepper in the world," according to Guinness World Records.
The bhut jolokia is more than one million scoville heat units
It registered 923,000 Scoville heat units
, compared with 577,00 for the Red Savina, the current Guinness record holder.
CHILLIS are measured in Scoville Heat Units
, named after pharmacist Wilbur Scoville who invented a scale to measure the heat of peppers.
Heat generated by OC is measured in Scoville Heat Units
To understand how peppers are rated, it is necessary to be aware of Scoville Heat Units
, which is a measure of the amount of capsaicin present.
The ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is estimated to range between 855,000 -1,000,000+ Scoville heat units
The hotness of the bhut jolokia, which is native to Assam, in north-east India, is measured in Scoville heat units
and comes in at a massive 1,001,304, which is nearly twice as hot as Mexico's red savina that used to hold the record at 577,000.