Peppers come in a number of varieties, and about every color of the rainbow. Their flavors can go from sweet and mild to very spicy.

1,730 Questions

What color is the hottest kind of pepper?

Black brown or red

Cooking Techniques

Why does pepper make food taste better?

Pepper makes savory foods taste better because it stimulates the taste buds and adds aroma.


I accidentally sprayed pepper spray in my sink and the burning sensation wont go away What do I do What can you clean the sink with without getting hurt?

to clean out the sinks you would want to get some gloves on


Which is hotter - a dried pepper or a fresh pepper?

a fresh pepper is hotter because once you dry it all the hotness and nutrients and everything gets out and is dried.When it is fresh the pepper tastes more juicy,fresh, and oh...spicy.LOL

Food & Cooking

How do you dilute pepper?

Good luck. Did you put too much Black Pepper into a recipe? If it's in soup, you can try to skim it off the top, but if it's already blended in, you are stuck. Throwing raw potato cubes into a soup and cooking them in there can absorb an excess of added salt, and sometimes, neutralize too much spice.

Or are you speaking of chili type peppers?

The Capsicum in chili peppers is soothed or counter-acted by dairy products. Adding milk to a recipe can help, or yogurt.

Basically, if you put too much pepper in, all you can do is make another batch of whatever it was you were making without any pepper at all, and mix the two batches together. But then you might end up with such a huge recipe that no one could ever eat it or store it all. Best to just be glad to have learned from experience, and throw the "error" batch out.


How long will cut red peppers last?

Not long. All the vitamins will leak out. Best to use them within a day, but you could still use them a few days later, but they won't be as good.

When they have shrivelled, throw them on the compost.

Herbs Spices and Seasonings
Cooking Techniques

How do you neutralize the heat after adding too many hot pepper flakes to a recipe?

Capsaicin, the heat of peppers, is oil soluble. It cannot be broken down easily by water. This is important to remember. Keep in mind that anything that is oil soluble, can be broken down or diffused by alcohol.

So, if you have added too much heat to any recipe, you can break it down by adding fat. This will spread the heat evenly throughout the dish. Additionally, you can help this along by adding any form of alcohol (I prefer to add gin or bourbon because of the taste kick each adds); this helps diffuse the heat further. While you may be able to add some starchy vegetables such as potatoes or other such root vegetable and remove them at the end of cooking, this may not be feasible for the recipe, and does not always draw away enough heat. Others suggest using potato flakes and water. This only moves the heat around.

The solution lies in the serving. The only effective way to calm capsaicin in food is to add fat, often in the form of dairy: milk, cheeses, sour cream, etc. Sugar can help some (the complex carbon molecules of most sugar bond well with and convert capsaicin). So, serve something dairy and sweet, or serve dairy garnishes with the dish.

A way to avoid the problem in the future, if you are adding hot peppers for the heat, is to make a bouquet garni (usually a bundle of herbs tied together in cheesecloth, but the same technique works for peppers), and remove it when the desired heat level is reached.

Always remove the seeds and ribs of peppers as well. This reduces the heat in the dish, and may reduce bitterness with some peppers. Roasting the peppers first also helps to cool the fire to manageable levels, helping to develop the natural sugars in the fruit.

The secret though is to experiment. Try different techniques to find what works for you for each dish.


How do you sneeze instantly?



Are red peppers fruits?

Yes because they have seeds, but, they taste, smell, and look like a veggitable.


Can a red pepper be the cause of sore throat?

if you eat one but not likely

Food & Cooking

What are Fresno chilies?

Available in Green or Red. Green are milder. Red are hotter. Thin skinned, they are best when used fresh. Similar to a jalapeno, remove seeds and veins for a milder pepper, add seeds and veins and hot, hot, hot. Great in sauces, salsa


How do you pronounce aji the Peruvian pepper in English?

ahhh he

Jokes and Riddles
Alliteration Assonance and Consonance

How many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Peter Piper didn't pick any pecks of pickled peppers because pickled peppers aren't pickled when they are picked. So Peter Piper picked zero pecks of pickled peppers.

However assuming that he was able to pick at least one peck of pickled peppers (it never said he got them from a garden) it would be determined by the formula: (p)(t) where p is the number of pecks of pickled peppers pickable in a period of time (an hour) and t is the time that he spent picking the perfect pickled peppers that peter piper picked. let us, for arguments sake, assume that he picks 2 pecks of pickled peppers in an hour. let us also assume that he spent 5 hours picking his perfect pickled peppers. therefore by these calculations, he pick 10 pecks of pickled peppers but it could vary depending on the skill of peter piper at picking pickled peppers. and so peter piper picked at least 10 pecks of pickled peppers.

Japanese Food

Is wasabi the hottest pepper?

No, Wasabi is a Japanese condiment that is made from a root vegetable that is like horseradish. Much of the "Wasabi" available in the US, however, is made from colored horseradish and not from the original Wasabi.

Wasabi is spicy, but it is not as hot as the hotter chile varieties like Habanero, Scotch Bonnets, or even Cayenne. And it is a different type of "heat" that is much more aromatic than chiles.


Why does pepper make you sneeze?

Because the fine particles of spicy pepper irritate the membranes of the inner nose.


What are pickled peppers?

Pickled peppers are peppers that have been pickled, like cucumbers that are pickled into pickles. Tounge twister was not intentional, but say that quickly 3 times! You can find recipes for pickling just about any kind of peppers online and I have added a couple of links to recipe pages.


What is the world's hottest pepper?

According to the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records, the hottest pepper is the Bhut Jolokia, pronounced "boot juhh luck ee ah" and commonly referred to as the Naga Jolokia or the "ghost chili", which scores over one million Scoville Heat Units.

Alliteration Assonance and Consonance

How many pickled peppers did peter piper pick?

One peck


What pepper plant do I buy to get pepperoncinis?

The pepperoncini is a variety of pepper plant. If that is what you want, that is what you want to ask for . They are also called Tuscan peppers. There are several web sites that sell such plants and seeds.


How do you make pepper shrimp?

1 pound large shrimp

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, white pepper or Szechuan peppercorn, or to taste

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for stir-frying

1 garlic clove, minced

1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and chopped, optional

1/4 cup chopped green onion


Soak the shrimp in warm, lightly salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly coat the shrimp with the cornstarch.

In a small bowl, mix the salt with the freshly ground pepper and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons in a preheated wok on medium high to high heat. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink. Remove from the wok. Clean out the wok.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic, chili pepper and the salt and pepper mixture. Stir-fry until fragrant (10 - 15 seconds) and then add the shrimp back into the wok. Stir-fry to coat the shrimp in the salt and pepper mixture. Stir in the green onion or serve as a garnish with the shrimp.


Are peppers fruits?

Botanists call peppers fruit. Most people call them a vegetable


What is fresh pepper when used in a recipe?

Fresh pepper in a recipe usually refers to freshly ground peppercorns.


What happens after you eat a ghost pepper?

You will experience the most hottest sensation ever! Your mouth will start burning as if you put it in lava. As it goes down your throat, it will feel like hot shards of iron cutting your throat. When it hits your stomach, omg!, it will BURN as if swallowing sulfuric acid. After that, you will have intense sweating as if someone's putting you in an oven! It will last for an hour or two. They come in two varieties, the dried which has less of the heat, the fresh kind is to the maximum extreme! If you do it, good luck and have LOTS AND LOTS of milk and water. P.s. take a cold bath, or shower, after 30mins or so. :)

Books and Literature
Children's Books

Why don't you have Five Little Peppers our Davie Pepper on the list of Five Little Pepper books?

I don't know why they ommitted it; "The Five Little Peppers: Our Davie Pepper" , published in 1916, was the last of the Peppers books published, although in chronological order of the characters it is set much earlier.


What part of a plant is the green or red pepper?

The fruit


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