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Ghost Peppers

This hybrid pepper from India's northeast can be up to five times hotter than a habanero. Its capsaicin content is so high that farmers sometimes use them `to keep wild elephants away. Ghost Peppers add a fiery blast to chili or salsa. As with any hot pepper, be sure to handle them with great caution!

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In 2007, Ghost Peppers held the title of “hottest peppers in the world” until 2012, when Scorpion Peppers finally beat them out. The capsaicin content of Ghost Peppers is so incredibly high that farmers in India are known to smash these peppers open and stick them on fences to keep wild elephants away. These think-skinned peppers are perfect for adding a fiery blast of heat to chili, salsas, sauces, or any dish that needs a lot of heat. Use them sparingly and handle with caution - we recommend cutting them in a well-ventilated area and handling only with gloved hands, and don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly when done.

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