GI Application No. 109

GI Applicant : The Secretary, Department of Horticulture & Agriculture

The Naga King Chili, is a fiercely hot pepper variety native to the northeastern regions of India, particularly Nagaland. Also referred to as the Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper, the Naga King Chili gained international fame for its intense spiciness, earning it a place in the list of the world’s hottest chili peppers.

Traditionally, Naga King Chili is a crucial ingredient in local cuisine in Nagaland, where it adds not only heat but also a distinctive flavor to various dishes. The intense spiciness has led to its incorporation in hot sauces and spice blends worldwide.

The Naga King Chili stands as a symbol of the rich culinary and cultural heritage of Nagaland while simultaneously gaining recognition as a global contender for heat enthusiasts and spice lovers.

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