Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Don't Usually Envy NM's Aggies ...

But the UNM Lobo in me may have to make an exception in this case. New Mexico State University now has its own hot sauce, Holy Jolokia.

"Holy Jolokia sauce," we are told, "is made from the Bhut Jolokia chile. Paul Boaslund, regents professor of horticulture, holds a Guinness World Record for confirming Bhut Jolokia as 'the hottest of all spices,' tested at NMSU at more than one million Scoville Heat Units. This 2006 discovery was extraordinary since the previous record hot chile, a Red Savina, contained only 577,000 SHUs (a typical New Mexico green chile has 1,500 SHUs)."
CLICK HERE for the rest of the story on @nmsu

A portion of bottle sales will contribute to an endowed chair and new facilities for the
Chile Pepper Institute at NMSU ... a grand and noble institution, even if it is run by a bunch of Aggies! :-)

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