What is a Ghost Pepper?
- Fresh ghost peppers are super HOT — twice as hot as a habanero! Originating in India, Fresh ghost peppers are commercially grown in Holland and the United States. Also known as the Bhut Jolokia or Naga Jolokia, the ghost pepper is relatively small with wrinkled red, green or orange skin and a fierce, intense heat. On a heat scale of 1 to 10, Ghost Peppers are at 10 and yet still milder than Trinidad Scorpion Pepper and the world’s hottest Carolina Reaper.
How to Eat
- Use sparingly in salsas, chili, soups, chutneys and a variety of spicy dishes. CAUTION: Wear gloves when handling Ghost Peppers. Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling hot peppers.
- Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.
How to Choose
- Choose chiles with firm skins.
How to Store
- Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
When are they in season?
- June through November
Where are they grown?
- Product of Holland