What is a ghost pepper?
Ghost peppers are native to India, but can also be grown in the United States. They are ideal for making hot sauces, for dehydrating into powders or chili flakes, or for chopping and cooking into larger meals, like pots of stew or pots of chili. Ghost pepper plants are perennial in zones 8 to 11, but can be grown as annuals in cooler climates.
How many Scoville units is a ghost pepper?
A ghost pepper measures in at 1,000,000+ Scoville Heat Units, offering up some intense heat. Depending on how it is used, the heat will not kick in for up to 30 – 45 seconds, making for a deep, slow burn. For comparison, it is 107 to 417 times hotter than a jalapeño.
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Fun Fact: The Ghost Pepper was declared the World’s Hottest of All Spices by the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006, but was eventually dethroned by a new wave of super-hot chili peppers.