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'Heat map' shows which areas of Britain enjoy the spiciest curries

After Bradford was named the Curry Capital of Britain for the fifth year running, a map has been released showing which regions of Britain enjoy a spicy curry and which prefer the milder variants.

According to the map developed by Hari Ghotra, Kent, Essex, West Yorkshire and Lancashire are the heat-handling kings of Britain, while Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all prefer milder curries.

The data was collected by monitoring the location of social media posts that mentioned names of curries. These were then given a spice rating and were then collated to give each area a score out of 1000.

Lancashire came in at first place with the red hot score of 874, while the Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland, came in with a score of just 1.

While the majority of the curries collated in the study were household favourites such as kormas, jalfrezies and vindaloos, the hottest curry in Britain comes in the form of the Widower.

The dish was devised by the Bindi Indian restaurant in Grantham, Lincolnshire, which consists of 20 Naga Infinity chillies.

One Naga Infinity chilli is 200 times hotter than a jalapeno and records six million on the Scoville scale.

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