Q. Consider the following statements regarding Raja Mircha
1. This chilli belongs to the genus Capsicum
2. It is a Geographical Indication(GI) certified chilli from Nagaland
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

The consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli from Nagaland was exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time. 

About Raja Mircha: 

  • Raja Mircha is a chilli from Nagaland. It is also referred to as king chilli or Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. 
  • Genus: This chilli belongs to the genus Capsicum of the family Solanaceae. 
  • GI Tag: It got the Geographical Indication(GI) certification in 2008. 
  • Significance: It has been considered as the world’s hottest chilli and is constantly on the top five in the list of the world’s hottest chilies based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). 

Read more: King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time