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Ghost Chili Pepper as Weapon
Ghost Chili Pepper is definitely going to be an effective nontoxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs. Yes, Indian Military has decided to weaponize this Ghost Chili Pepper against the war on terrorism. Ghost Chili Pepper is a chili pepper that grows primarily in Assam state of India and it is found in northeastern India in states like Nagaland, Manipur and in countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. Guinness World Records considers this chili pepper as the hottest chili in the world.
Ghost Chili Pepper
Ghost Chili Pepper (aka bhut jolokia ) is used to make hand grenades that immobilize criminals. How hot this chili really is? Hotness is measured in scoville units. A SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit and is the amount of water needed before the chilli heat is undetectable. One drop of the Bhut Jolokia extract needs a million drops of water.
For example, Tabasco sauce has 2,500-5,000 Scoville units. Jalapeno peppers range from 2,500 to 8,000. The Ghost Chili Pepper has more than 1 million Scoville units - no wonder it is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chili in the whole world.
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There are several recipes with Ghost Chili Pepper and it is also used for medical treatments to treat stomach problems. Indian Military has decided to use the "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make hand grenades to immobilize suspects after conducting several tests. The chili grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defense laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defense Research and Development Organization.
There are tests also on to produce bhut jolokia-based aerosol sprays to be used by women against attackers and for the police to control and disperse mobs. The Indian army has developed the ghost chili grenade weapon as a non-toxic tear gas like weapon. Military scientists have confirmed that the chili grenade is fit for use as a weapon. The Indian military is also planning to manufacture chili aerosol sprays aside from the hand grenades.
Bhut Jolokia, the smallest amount of Bhut Jolokia can flavour a sauce so intensely it’s barely edible. Taking a small bite will cause watering eyes and a runny nose. The Bhut Jolokia chilli has been highly treasured in Assam for centuries but was unknown in the West. In Assam this deadly hot chilli is treated with a lot of respect. The raw chilli has a strong but pleasant fresh vegetable smell. Cooked in a curry it imparts perfume-like sweetness to all the other ingredients in addition to a fiery heat.