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The Habanero The habanero pepper
(Capsicum chinense) is one of the most intensely hot
chili peppers in the world. Unripe habaneros are green,
but they change color as they mature. Common colors
are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also
seen. Typically, a ripe habanero chili is 2–6 centimetres
(0.79–2.4 in) long.
Heat Scale: 5
Why are chili peppers so hot?
All chili peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin ,
which is found concentrated in the veins of the fruit (not
the seeds as is widely believed). Capsaicin, when
brought into contact with mucous membranes, such as
the inside of the mouth, stimulates the nerve endings,
making your brain think that it is being 'burned', that real
pain and damage are being inflicted. The brain counters
by releasing endorphins, similar in structure to
morphine, which bring about the "Chile-High", just like a
runner experiences euphoria after passing the peak of
|Spicy Chicken Recipe
* 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
* 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
* 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and
* 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 6 slices bacon
1. Place chicken breasts in a dish with the Italian
dressing. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least
2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
3. Stuff each jalapeno half with cream cheese. Roll
chicken breasts around jalapeno peppers. Wrap each
chicken breast with a slice of bacon. Secure with
4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange wrapped chicken
breasts on the prepared grill. Cook for 20 minutes,
turning frequently, or until bacon is browned and the
chicken juices run clear.
A service of
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|Too hot for ya? A common reaction to consuming
overly hot, spicy dishes is to drink water. WRONG!
mix well with water. By drinking water you are
actually helping spread the stinging around your
mouth and down your throat. Reach for a piece of
bread or any food not containing the spice that
caused the offence. Also, there's a protein found in
milk called casein that acts like a detergent against
capsaicin. It actually pulls the capsaicin
compounds away from the nerve receptor binding
sites in your mouth. It works!