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Hottest part of a chili pepper

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The inner wall of the pepper is the hottest. It is a common misconception that the seeds are the hottest. They only contain a small amount of capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers spicy.If you want the taste of chili flavor and avoid the hotness of the chili remove the inner wall

asked by pauljoseph almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

Very true! I usually remove the seeds for texture reasons but end up leaving the veins... Just made a batch of my Hellonish Corn. Basically corn relish with lots of different hot peppers... It's fun standing over a hot bubbling pot of this, crying as the hot vapors waft through the kitchen...

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added almost 6 years ago

the inner membranes contain the highest concentration of capsaicin.

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added almost 6 years ago

I always thought it was the seeds, thank you so much pauljoseph. Learning something new, at least for me all the time.

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added almost 6 years ago

You learn something every day! Thanks, PJ

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added almost 6 years ago

Had no idea, great to know.

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added almost 6 years ago

The seeds often feel as if they are hot because they have been contact with the membranes.

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