‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London

Raja Mircha, also known as Naga King Chilli, was exported to London from Nagaland. This the first time Raja Mirch is being exported from the state of Nagaland that too during the the Covid-19 pandemic along with a drought-like situation in Nagaland.

Key Points

  • In the year 2008 Raja Mircha received Geographical Indication certification.
  • Raja Mirch is among the top five hottest chillies in the world based on Scoville Heat Units.
  • It has a distinct flavour as well as aroma.
  • Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) have come together to coordinate the export which has been sourced from the Peren district of Nagaland.

About Scoville Heat Units

Scoville Heat Units is the measurement that is done to measure hotness of a pepper or a hot sauce. It is generally done by checking the number of times capsaicin needs to be dissolved in water filled with sugar. The number of Scoville Heat Units (SHU) in hot sauce or a pepper indicates the amount of capsaicin present in the pepper or the hot sauce. The higher the rating the hotter is the pepper.






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