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Nagaland's Raja Mircha exported to London


A consignment of the world's hottest chilli 'Raja Mircha' from Nagaland was exported to London for the first time today.

The consignment of King Chilli was sourced from Tening, part of Nagaland's Peren district, and sent via Guwahati, an official press release said. It got Geographical Indications certification in 2008.

Referred to as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper, Nagaland King Chilli belongs to the genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae and has been considered as the world’s hottest chilli. It is constantly on the top five in the list of the world's hottest chillies based on the Scoville Heat Units.