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Does cooking calm down hot peppers?

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Does cooking calm down hot peppers?

DonShirer | Jun 24, 2008 04:34 PM

My wife came home from the grocery today with two little orange peppers "because they looked cute". After tasting one (and immediately downing two glasses of water) she asked if I could identify them on the web, and they turned out to be Habeneras (at 250,000 Scovill units!). Nevertheless, she tried a small amount in a stir fry and the heat, though detectable, was nowhere near what the raw flesh produced. Is this true in general, that cooking peppers dissipates some of the "picanteness"?

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