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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seabirdskitchen July 29, 2011
The seeds often feel as if they are hot because they have been contact with the membranes.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 29, 2011
Had no idea, great to know.
 
wssmom July 29, 2011
You learn something every day! Thanks, PJ
 
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.
 
Panfusine July 29, 2011
the inner membranes contain the highest concentration of capsaicin.
 
Helen's A. July 29, 2011
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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