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Ghost Pepper (Smoked Bhut Jolokia), Certified Organic

Ghost Pepper (Smoked Bhut Jolokia), Certified Organic

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Our Certified Organic Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolokia) add flavor, zest and intense heat that chili pepper lovers crave. Just the right amount is amazing! Too much can be harmful! Use the smallest amount first; gradually add more to learn what you can tolerate. These amazing peppers are available whole and ground.

Whole30 Approved USDA Certified Organic Non-GMO Non-Irradiated

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Bhut Jolokia! Meet the Ghost Pepper, a deceivingly innocent-looking chili pepper from Northeast India that happens to be one of the hottest chili peppers known to man.

A hybridized blend of the Capsicum Chinense (a pepper much like the habanero) and its genetic cousin, the Capsicum Frutescens, the name Ghost Pepper means Bhutanese Pepper in Assamese. The origin of the name was accidental - “Bhüt”, which means “Bhutanese” was inadvertently confused with another word, “bhut” which means ghost. There are other names as well, and one worth noting in particular - “Bih Zolokia” which literally means “poison pepper”, referring to the intensity of its heat.

In 2007, ghost peppers were the chili champions, unsurpassed as the hottest peppers in the world with a score of 1,041,427 SHU (about 6 times hotter than the habanero). In the years since, they have been ousted by a few others including the current world champion, the Carolina Reaper.

Here are some fun ideas:

  • Add to chili (of course)
  • Spice up some chutney
  • Make a super spicy soup
  • Make hot pepper sauce
  • Add a bit to homemade pickles
  • Try a recipe for Ghost Pepper jam or jelly
  • Add a tiny bit to sauces, dressings and marinades
  • Make super spicy buffalo wings
  • Perk up homemade hummus or spike-up the store-bought version
  • Add to a seasoning mix or dry rub
  • Kick up your turkey or hamburgers
  • Add to BBQ sauce
  • Add to dipping sauces
  • Try it with curries
  • Great with meats – pork, beef, poultry and game meats
  • Smear over the fence around your house to keep unwelcomed guests and pests away! (They do this in Northeastern India to keep wild elephants at bay)

Remember, these peppers are extremely hot! Wear gloves to protect fingers and hands, avoid touching your face and especially your eyes after handling and wash your hands thoroughly as well as your cooking equipment. Otherwise, DIG IN!




Warning

As with any chili peppers, keep away from children and use caution. Do not touch with bare hands. Do not use if you have a respiratory or heart condition, if you are allergic to peppers, or if you are pregnant or nursing.

Hi! I'm Sandeep.

I travel to India, Asia, South America, and Europe to bring you back some of the most pristine, pure, organic clean ingredients in the world. All the products you'll find here at Pure Indian Foods are ones that me and my family use personally.

My family has been making ghee since 1889. Today, my wife, Nalini (aka "The Ghee Lady"), carries on this tradition. She still makes all the ghee and tightens every jar by hand.

We are passionate about bringing you traditional and nourishing foods. It's our labor of love and service to human-kind. Thank you for supporting our small family business.