The Naga Morich, also called Bhut Jolokia, Naja Jolokia and Ghost Pepper, rates as the world's hottest chili pepper as of 2007. Using the Scoville scale, the Naga Morich contains 1,001,304 Scoville heat units (SHU). Dorset Naga is the next hottest pepper, according to the rating scale, containing up to 970,000 SHU.
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