GI Application No. 377
GI Applicant : NERAMAC
Bird’s Eye Chilli or Thai chilli as it is popularly known, is a variety of chilli peppers from the Capsicum annuum species of plants. The chilli pepper gets its name from the fact that the chilli peppers resemble the eyes of a bird. It is very pungent and has an average score of 50,000-1,00,000 Scoville Heat Units (a measure of spiciness).
This particular chilli pepper came into the limelight of Northeast India when it acquired the Geographical Index (GI) from a small and remote district in Mizoram called Siaha.