By Eric Yang
on 8.6.08

Naga-Jolokia-The-World's-Hottest-Chile-Pepper.jpgYou spice-ophiles need to direct your eyes to this little gem. The Naga Jolokia is the world’s hottest chili, confirmed by Guinness World Records. It measures in at a digestive tract melting 1,001,300 Scoville units (Jalapenos measure 2,500-10,000 units). It cannot even be handled with bear hands. Some northeastern Indians, from where it comes, are known to use it as a defense against wild elephants. Yum.

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