Scoville heat units (SHU): 855,000 – 1,041,427 fresh ghost chillies
Jalapeño reference point: 107 to 417 times hotter
What do you get when you mix a nearly unsurpassable heat with a rock star name? You get a hot pepper of legend. Thats what you have with the ghost pepper, otherwise known as Bhut Jolokia.
This is the bad boy of the chili world, weighing in from 855,000 Scoville heat units to an eye-popping 1,041,427 SHU! Its one of the hottest peppers in the world and a one-time Guinness Book of World Records champ.