Why is it called a ghost pepper?
Keeping this in view, where did the name Ghost Pepper come from?
Ghost Pepper is direct translation of it's Assamese name Bhut Jolokia (???-??????? ). Ghost Pepper is from Assam and its hotness is known in North-eastern part of India for a long time. Jolokia is the Assamese term for chilli pepper.
Also, what is another name for ghost pepper? Sometimes also called Naga Jolokia, it is a naturally occurring hybrid of two pepper species – Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens.
In this way, can you die from eating a ghost pepper?
When you bite into a ghost pepper, your mouth feels heat in the most extreme way. Yes, you could die from ingesting ghost peppers. In fact, researchers have determined a 150-pound person would need to eat 3 pounds of dried and powdered capsaicin-rich peppers like the ghost pepper to die.
Why is ghost pepper so hot?
Because capsaicin, the substance that makes chilis hot, is a yellowish liquid in its pure form, yellow veins often indicate more spice. But in 2007, Guinness World Records certified the ghost pepper as the world's hottest chile pepper—some 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.