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A Californian guy recently received recognition for shattering the record for the most ghost peppers consumed in a minute.
Guinness World Records awarded Gregory Foster recognition on Monday for consuming 17 ghost peppers, commonly known as bhut jolokia, in 60 seconds.
A competitive eater broke the world record for eating the most ghost peppers.
In San Diego, California, on November 14, 2021, Foster broke the record, according to a Guinness news release. Foster ate 3.98 ounces of ghost peppers in total.
According to the press release, jalapeno peppers record between 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while ghost peppers can register 1 million or more SHU.
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Foster claimed in a statement that “this record attempt is a personal challenge to see how far I can push myself and my passion of the ultra hot peppers.”
“As a chili aficionado, I’ve been attempting to increase awareness of and excitement for the super-hot “chilies” out there,” he stated.