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World’s Hottest Chili Grown In England

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The town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England can now boast about being the home of the world’s hottest chilli, which measures1.17 million on the Scoville Scale, and carries a health warning. The chili was grown by by Nick Woods, owner of Fire Foods who says:

“I didn’t set out to grow it, it’s really easy for chillies to crossbreed in a greenhouse, one day I just saw this new chilli plant growing. When I tried it tasted nice at first, like an odd fruity taste, the effect is delayed. Then it hit me. All of a sudden I felt it burning in the back of my throat, so hot that I couldn’t speak.

“I began to shake uncontrollably, I had to sit down, I felt physically sick. I really wouldn’t recommend anybody eat it raw like that.”

The chili made it to the Guinness Book of Records after out-spicing the previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India.

(via NTDWA)

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