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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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Creating a REAL Inferno...

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Creating a REAL Inferno...

The question came up again over the past weekend: how do you create a real Chilli Inferno... Which Ukuva sauce is the HOTTEST... How does it compare to Tabasco? What is its rating on the Scoville Scale... Why do we not use the Scoville Scale? Here's a direct quote from the Wikipedia page: "A weakness of the Scoville Organoleptic Test is its imprecision due to human subjectivity, depending on the taster's palate and their number of mouth heat receptors, which varies greatly among people. Another weakness is sensory fatigue: the palate is quickly desensitised to capsaicins after tasting a few...

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