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#1 Old 02-21-2006, 06:32 PM
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Ya know, those spicy spicy things...



My mom bought a bag of them and just ground some up into homemade "crushed red peppers"...these things are INSANELY hot for crushed red peppers (anyone at my work who sees me eating the Minestrone soup, knows well, that I make it look like I'm strangling myself with soup by the amt. of crushed red peppers)...this stuff takes peppers to a new extreme.



According to some reads, caseinate doesn't go away from shelf life, etc, so there's no way to make the peppers lose heat (and these peppers of my moms are a couple years old, as is)....



So, now I am going to ask the question:



has anyone bought/know of these peppers in italy? Are they a special species? i would like to grow these peppers for myself, as they are INCREDIBLE....



^_^ my mom almost died when she took the top off the vitamix blender....LOL those peppers are dangerous



She said they were "italian peppers bought in italy, specifically grown to be made into crushed red peppers. Bugs don't touch them."



Thanks for your help!
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#2 Old 02-21-2006, 07:59 PM
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According to some reads, caseinate doesn't go away from shelf life, etc, so there's no way to make the peppers lose heat (and these peppers of my moms are a couple years old, as is)....



Are you talking about capsaicin? That's the spicy compound in peppers.



I don't know which specific peppers you are talking about - Italian peppers are usually mild though there are some exceptions.



If you want to grow some exotic peppers, I'd recommend J. L. Hudson (www.jlhudsonseeds.net) or Seeds of Change (www.seedsofchange.com). Get your seed orders in soon! They both have plenty of hot ones.
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In my experience, ground cayenne pepper gets noticeably milder over time. And I'm not talking about years -- I finish a package in 6 months or so, and from beginning to end there's a noticeable loss of heat. If they're whole peppers, I can see the heat sticking around longer.
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