Ghostly impression

Ghostly History

The Ghost Pepper. Officially known as Bhut jolokia. King of the peppers.

Scoville heat chart
Scoville heat chart

Hottest of them all. Ghostly is right. Or at least until recently anyway. The Carolina Reaper Pepper has now surpassed the Ghost Pepper as the hottest pepper.

Why am I blogging about the hottest types of chili peppers? Well, for one, chiliheads love to talk about chili peppers. And peppers are what gives our Southwestern food its kick. Chili peppers are peppered, pun intended, throughout our recipes. A little spice doesn’t hurt anybody.

In fact, capsaicin, the active component in chili peppers, has some health benefits. The capsaicin in certain peppers may boost your metabolism, reduce hunger, and lower blood pressure. Of course, since we are a restaurant and not a doctor’s office, you may want to follow that up with a visit with a medical professional. Then hurry to our kitchen after confirming the good news.

Karmadillos Southwestern Cafe makes all of their own salsa. One of the salsas is made out of Ghost Peppers. Which is another reason I decided to blog about the subject. You are welcome to come try to High Plains Drifter and see if you can withstand its ghostly impression.

Actual Newspaper Article with some videos

I am going to leave you with a couple of items. The first item is an article written by Jeff Windmueller for the Helena Independent Record. I won’t describe the article. I will just let you read it here. The second thing that I wanted to share with our visitors is a couple of YouTube videos. These videos show a couple of hot pepper eating challenges.

The Carolina Reaper seems extreme. The poor girl on the left seems to be greatly affected. I do not mind a little bit of the hotness but not so much that I feel like I would die. I am not sure I want to have  that feeling. At least to what the three individuals in the video below is doing. Have some milk and yogurt nearby.

As you can see, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to chili peppers. This blog post really got out of hand. There is even more information I could talk about. But since you are probably not interested in reading my ramblings on the internet all night, I will wrap this up here.

And as always, remember to come back to our website after you’re done searching the internet for Ghost Peppers and other hot peppers.

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