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Esophageal Rupture After Ghost Pepper Ingestion

The Journal of emergency medicine | 4 Oct 2016

A Arens, L Ben-Youssef, S Hayashi and C Smollin
Abstract
The ghost pepper, or “bhut jolokia,” is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Ghost peppers have a measured “heat” of > 1,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper. To our knowledge, no significant adverse effects of ghost pepper ingestion have been reported.
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Cayenne pepper, Capsaicin, Habanero chili, Bhut Jolokia pepper, Chili pepper, Chili peppers, Capsicum, Scoville scale
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