Terry Burke is a hot pepper breeder for Seminis vegetable seed company, who breeds different types of peppers to make spicy new variations, and he has the perfect Cinco de Mayo prank that will leave your friends mouths on fire.
He says, Most of the chemicals that make peppers hot are in the middle of the pepper. If you and your friends dare each other to eat one, you should bite the tip where its not as hot, and pass it to them so they get the really hot part.
Theres also another secret that does a body good when it comes to spiciness.
Berke adds, You can also drink a glass of milk before you eat the pepper because it combats the heat.
For those celebrating the hot Mexican holiday, Berke recommends sticking to a heat level youre comfortable with in your food, from extra spicy habanero chiles to milder bell peppers.
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