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00:20 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Respect the pepper

Filed under: Food — 00:20 Fri 10 Feb 12

A thread on Reddit links to Ghost Pepper Super Hot Candy Balls at Think Geek. The thread the mentions how hot this Ghost Pepper is. From wikipedia:

In 2000, India’s Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) reported a rating of 855,000 heat units (SHU) on the Scoville scale,[10] and in 2004 a rating of 1,041,427 units was made using HPLC analysis.[20] For comparison, Tabasco red pepper sauce rates at 2,500–5,000,

Tabasco is not a problem but 171 times more powerful?

Bhut Jolokia is used as a food and a spice as well as a remedy to summer heat, presumably by inducing perspiration in the consumer.

I can believe that one.
I hope if I ever come into contact with one that I am told. Washing hands would be really important.

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