Chili for Masochists: Asia’s Spiciest Foods | The Diplomat

By J.T. Quigley writes:

Bhut jolokia, also known as the ghost chili, is (according to Guinness World Records) the hottest pepper in the world. Remember the Thai Bird’s Eye Chili and its maximum Scoville rating of 100,000? Bhut jolokia tips the scales at between 855,000 and 1,500,000 Scoville units.

…..the Indian military has turned it into a “biological weapon.” Chili grenades are actually part of the Indian military’s counter-terrorism arsenal.

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