Chili Peppers

Chili peppers are hot peppers from the capsicum plant. They vary in size, color, and flavor strength.

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A what age can a parrot eat chilli peppers?

A parrot eg (cockatoos, conure, macaws, etc) can have chilli peppers at any age from the time they start eating till they get old. Chilli peppers are not hot for parrots as parrots have no saliva so they can not taste how hot the chilli pepper is. Chilli peppers also help the parrot with mimicking human voice(speaking.)

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Is it bad to eat chili peppers everyday?

Nutritionaly Chillis are:

  • Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium
  • High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus

The nutritional value and health benefits of chilli makes it ideal for:

  • Maintaining optimum health
  • Weight loss

Don't include too many chillis in your diet if you're interested in:

  • Weight gain
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How long will dried chilli peppers last?

If they are well dried and stored in a cool dark place they should keep well for at least one year

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How did the Red Hot Chili Peppers meet?

The three original members Anthony Kiedis (singer), Michael "Flea" Balzary (bassist), and Hillel Slovak (guitarist) met during high school. The current lineup with Chad Smith (drummer) and Josh Klinghoffer (guitarist) met the original two members through auditions to be in the band.

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How do you make chile peppers less hot without just adding more water in soup where you followed the recipe but the taste is too hot for your family?

Once the dish is prepared and it is too hot, there are several things you can try depending on what the food is...cooking cubed potatoes in the soup can absorb some of the extra chile oils that cause the heat and help take the heat level down. Then remove and discard the potatoes. Taste to see if that removed enough for you to be able to eat.

Adding fats will help dilute the oils that hold the capsaicin better than adding liquids will. Since oil and water don't mix, water-based liquids don't help, so add extra oil, dairy to make a cream soup, cheese, or other fats. If you don't want to eat the fats, then refrigerate the soup and let the fat harden and then scoop it out and it will take some of the capsaicin with it.

Or, give the soup to friends who love hot things! Freeze it and save it for them, they will love you for it.

In the future, since chiles can vary greatly from pepper to pepper in how hot they are depending on growing conditions, start with half the amount of chiles called for in a recipe and gradually add more as you taste to adjust. You can also remove the membranes from the chiles before adding them to the recipe, which is where the capsaicin is (the heat is not from the seeds as is a popular misconception...see below).

More information on the heat in chiles:

Many people believe that the seeds make a pepper hot, but actually they contain little to no capsaicin (the compound that makes the chile "hot"). The poor seeds are getting a bum rap. It is guilt by association...the seeds are attached to the membranes that are the hottest part of a chile and they get the oils from that membrane on them which makes them only seem to be the source. The membranes that hold the seeds inside the chiles are the hottest parts with the most capsaicin. You will note that the stem end, where much of this membrane is attached, is much hotter than the tip of any chile. Capsaicin binds to receptors in the mouth that send signals to the brain to tell it that the tissue is "burning", however, it is just a sensation of the burn, there is not any actual tissue damage from capsaicin in capsicum (peppers/chiles).

"Antidotes"-- help when you bite off more than you can chew:

Try a bite of a banana, it works best for me and many of my chilehead friends..

Water will only spread the oils around in your mouth and make it worse; bread or crackers can help by absorbing the oils that contain the capsaicin; or try sour cream, sweet cream, milk or cheese, the casein in dairy products helps to neutralize the effect. Additionally, the fats in all of the above mentioned dairy products (and especially the higher fat dairy products like premium ice cream) mix with the oils from the chile and dilute the effect.

Alcohol might work to dissolve the oils a bit, but the burn of the alcohol itself adds to the unpleasant sensations rather than removing them (but drink enough of it and you may not care any more).

Banana is a tried and true "antidote" for me and people I know. We have tested it side by side and found it to be better than the other "remedies" tested at the same time with the same chiles. Why it works is not yet clear, but it does...just try it next time (or serve them along with your soup that got too hot for you this time).

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Are Habanero peppers illegal?

NO! what are you crazy? of course there not illegal.

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Are banana peppers the same as Pepperoncini?

No...although in the same family and very close, the banana pepper is a sweeter variety while the pepperoncini will characteistically have a little bit more of a spiciness to it.

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Can you add chili pepper seeds to make chili spicier?

== == They'll make it hotter, but not necessairly spicier. The seeds are the hottest part of the chili pepper. If you want more flavor, not just more heat, add more chili powder and more garlic.

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Can you use chili powder in place of cayenne pepper?

Yes for sure, just touch taste it for heat factor

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What county do banana peppers come from?

Italy

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How hot are serrano peppers?

Serrano peppers range naturally from 6,000 to 23,000 Scoville units. Follow the link below for comparisons with other peppers and commercial sauces.

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How do you preserve red chili peppers in oil?

Clean your peppers thoroughly and dry. Roast the peppers in a broiler or on a grill over medium heat until the skins are bubbly and blackened. Be sure not to overcook. Skin the peppers and cut the flesh into thick strips.

Remove seeds if desired, but keeping the chili pepper innards will retain much of the heat. Add the pepper strips to a cleaned jar. Pour in enough olive oil to cover, and cover with a tightened lid. Be sure to make airtight. Refrigerate immediately.

This method of preservations should keep your chili peppers for a week or longer.

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What is Red Hot Chili Peppers email?

I don't know that,but this is their website...

http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/

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What is botanically different between a chili and a pepper?

There is such a thing as a chili pepper.

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Are green chili peppers hotter than red chili peppers?

no. Black peppers are the hottest then red then green

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What is the coldest chili pepper?

A frozen one.

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How big do banana peppers grow?

They can grow to 4-6 inches long

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What is the Difference between chili and peppers?

Have a look here: http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/horticulture/5395.html

They are the same except for a certain compound - which makes the chilli hot and unlike the 'capsicum' variety.

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Is chili pepper plants annual or perennial?

In sub-tropical and tropical areas, chillies are perennial, but in temperate zones they behave as annuals. If you are in a temperate zone that is frost-free, the plants may die back and re-shoot in spring, but it is better to start afresh from seed.

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Was slash on red hot chili peppers?

No Slash was NOT on Red Hot Chili Peppers. He as in Guns N Roses, now with Velvet Revolver

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Which is hotter the habanero pepper or the ghost chili pepper?

The ghost pepper as it is listed is about 1,000,000 Scoville units. The hottest Habanero, the Red Savina, is listed around 575,000.

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Are the Red Hot Chili Peppers devil worshipers?

I see no evidence they worship the Devil.

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What can neutralize chili peppers in spaghetti?

Eat the spagetti with a big cold glass of milk.

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How should you store chili peppers?

Chiles can be stored in one of three ways. They can be dried out to be used as a spice ingredient. They can be par boiled and frozen to add to stews or dishes later. This makes them very limp too. My preference is to pickle them. They last for years this way and you can get the recipe for the pickling juice online. There are many different recipes, so you may have to experiment with a few to find your favorite one.

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Who do you like to listen to better Smash Mouth or Red Hot Chile Peppers?

This question is an opinion. Many different types of people will have different answers for this type of question. It isn't a question to ask upon this site, but to ask your friends and others around you.

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