Peppers

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  1. ShootHoops

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    I was eating nachos the other day and I came across a pepper that wasn't so...green, like the rest of them. Every now and then you come across a pepper that's green with a little hint of red on the edge. But have any of you come across one completely red? lol

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    Yep - depending on the varietal of pepper, it usually means it's ripened somewhat longer.
     
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    Are those necessarily hotter than the regular-looking ones? lol I didn't bother eating it.
     
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    Good thinking! Do not eat unless you're ready to explode! I ate one little orangey pepper once, it was next to some other little peppers called Pepperoncini (marinated Italian style, in vinegar) and after swallowing it I felt the following:

    -a hot rush, much like a powerful steam locomotive trying to come out of my mouth
    -instant tears pouring down
    -hiccups
    -heat wave
    -sweat

    After 20 some minutes I calmed down. Not so the next couple of days, when the pepper I ate was making its presence felt in other parts of my body! A few days later I was told I ate a habanero pepper!! Had no idea.
     
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    Although looking at the posted picture I can tell it's not a habanero!
     
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    Those peppers shouldn't even be put out next to more benign ones. I am NOT a hot-pepper person, so if I think it's suspect, I will take a pass rather than go through what Mitica did! :pale:
     
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    Mitica, the way you described that made me laugh, though I'm sure I'd have been crying if it were me! I'm a spicy foods WUSS! I'm TRYING to get myself more used to spicier foods, but it hasn't been easy. The other day I put just a tad too much cayanne (sp?) pepper on my food, and my stomach hated me for the rest of the night. :( I was siiiiiick.
     
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    I grew a variety of chilli called Apache last year. I got enough from 2 plants to make a litre and a half of pickled chillis, but I learned a couple of lessons while splitting and de-seeding them:

    1. You may not think you have any little cuts on your fingers, but you do. Rubber gloves are a Good Thing.

    2. There are occasions when you need to wash your hands *before* you go to the bathroom, as well as after it. While preparing a big pile of peppers, for example...
     
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    :lmao: okay, it's not really funny to have that visual.... well, okay it is.

    ...sorry. :mrgreen:
     
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    :biglaugh:
     
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    Yeah, well... I didn't want to experience it, it was just a fluke that I ate it. The looks of it were so non-threatening that I thought "it's just a little pepperoncino, so what harm could it do to me" so I ate it. The funny thing is, I was sort of not feeling well before eating it, having some stomach discomfort like dull pains and a slight nausea. That all disappeared when I ingested the little f***er.

    Later I found out that the best ways to douse the flames from that pepper are:

    -drink some tequila (alcohol breaks and washes down the oily film from the pepper which produces that hot taste)
    -put some salt on your tongue
    -drink a glass of milk or eat some sour cream (as the peptic acid from it soothes the taste buds)

    Drinking water makes it actually worse.
     

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