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Hottest chilli pepper in the world created by Manipur scientist

Jan 06, 2018 07:02
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A scientist from Manipur has successfully synthesised the hottest Indian hybrid chilli during a trial breeding in the northeast.

The latest hybrid is derived from capsicum frutescens cultivar, capsicum chinense cv, and the hybrid of the two, Hindustan Time reports.

Rajkumar Kishor, chief scientist of Manipur-based Kwaklei and Khonggunmelei Orchids Pvt Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of hybrid orchids said, “I started breeding the hybrid chilli as a hobby in 2007 and continued with the genetic stabilisation of the hybrid genotype, Analyses of this chilli was done at the Quality Evaluation Laboratory of Spices Board, Kochi, last year”.

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Christened "Kishore's fireball," the average pungency of the hybrid chilli is 287,400 heat unit on the Scoville scale with capsaicin (spicy chemical compound in the chillies) content of 1.80%.

Kishor said unlike U-morok, which requires shade for healthy cultivation, the new hybrid can be cultivated under direct sunlight, meaning it can be cultivated in open fields.

Jan 06, 2018 07:02
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