Hottest part of a chili pepper

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

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Helen's All Night Diner

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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Panfusine
Panfusine July 29, 2011

the inner membranes contain the highest concentration of capsaicin.

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sdebrango
sdebrango July 29, 2011

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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wssmom July 29, 2011

You learn something every day! Thanks, PJ

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sexyLAMBCHOPx July 29, 2011

Had no idea, great to know.

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seabirdskitchen July 29, 2011

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

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