Heat in Peppers
Posted 10 November 2004 - 03:12 PM
Where's the heat?
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:05 PM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:49 AM
There is indeed heat on the seeds, but it didn’t originate there. The capsaicin in chillis is produced and stored in glands on the placenta, the inner pithy structure that supports the seeds. But any manipulation of the chilli breaks the glands and douses the seeds with capsaicin. So most of the heat is in the pith, but there’s always some—and sometimes a lot—on the seeds.
If I understand you correctly, you are saying that if you remove the pith and the seeds, then rinse the chile, it will be less hot than if you'd chopped it whole?
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Posted 13 November 2004 - 04:22 PM