The bhut jolokia (Assamese: ভূত-জলকীয়া), also known as naga jolokia, naga morich, bih jolokia, ghost pepper,ghost chilli pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is a hybrid chili pepper grown in the Indian states of Assam,Nagaland and Manipur. It is believed to be an interspecies hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens genes.
In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world’s hottest chili pepper, 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce; the ghost chilli is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs). Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 SHUs. In 2012 it was superseded taken over by the Trinidad moruga scorpion with the Butch T trinidad scorpion prior.
On December 26, 2013, the Guinness World Records rated the “Carolina Reaper” the world’s hottest chilli, moving the ghost pepper to fourth place