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Chilli Pepper (dry) Production

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Uncrushed or unground fresh pimentos are considered to be vegetables

About a third of the global production of Chilli is harvested in India, followed by Thailand, Ethiopia, China and the Ivory Coast. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ghana and Viet Nam complete the top 10. Overall dry chilli are produced in almost 70 countries world wide.

According to Chilliworld,“the Guinness World Records  as the world’s hottest chilli pepper was held by the Red Savina Habanero. Generally these peppers range from 350,000–570,000 Scoville Units as compared with a score of 2,500–5,000 for the jalapeno pepper. The record breaking pepper was produced by GNS Spices Inc in 1994 in Walnut, US and measured at 577,000 Scoville units. Recently however several super-hot peppers have challenged for the record. Experts at the Defence Research Laboratory in the army garrison town of Tezpur in the North-Eastern state of Assam, claimed a locally grown Naga Jolokia in testing was nearly 50 per cent more pungent than the red savina habanero at a blistering 855,000 Scoville units.”


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to cherries ( Red and cayenne pepper, paprika, chillies (Capsicum frutescens; C. annuum), Jamaica pepper (Pimenta officinalis)  harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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