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A little ghost story....

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A little ghost story....

Until fairly recently, we did not really understand why Ghost Chillies behave differently to other chillies. Then they discovered Ghost Chillies have a fair amount of Capsaicin (the stuff that makes chilli hot) - not just in the veins and seeds (as is the case with most mild chillies), but also in the fruit cells and - most surprisingly - in the cell walls, where the Capsaicin appears in a slightly oily form. So instead of one kind of heat, Ghost Chillies have three. This is where it gets interesting... the heat builds at different rates, in different places... and...

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