Thursday, January 8, 2009
YELLOW HABENERO TEN TIMES HOTTER THAN THE RED HABENERO
BELIZE YELLOW HABENERO PEPPER IS TEN TIMES HOTTER THAN THE RED!
by Ray Auxillou, Jan. 8th, 2009
The common RED colored, hot habenero pepper in Belize is fairly hot. My wife and brother-in-law don’t much like hot peppers, but they also suffer from colds and flu. Whereas anyone who eats hot peppers are getting loads and loads of multi-vitamins that are natural, organic and in vast quantities of vitamins in the millions of mega doses. This keeps your immune system loaded and healthy. A hot pepper eater rarely gets sick. A slice a day will keep the doctor away!
That said, in an experiment to try and find a way to secretly put a small slice of hot pepper in their rice, when they are not looking, to keep them healthy; I thought I would look for a milder variety. I lit upon the idea of trying some yellow habenero peppers, instead of the common red ones, which I thought might be milder. Going on the theory of red colored vegetables and fruit should have more vitamins than yellow, or green fruit and vegetables. So off to the Macal River market I went, out here in the TWIN TOWNS of the Belize Alps foothill country, looking for some YELLOW habenero peppers. I found some and brought them home. Now I only cut a small teeny slice of the pepper, to chop up and slip in their food. I thought I would try it first. WOW!!!!!!
That YELLOW variety was so hot, even I, a hot pepper gourmet had not expected the results I got. I cut a small chip off the yellow pepper and stuck it in a salad sandwich. We grow most of our salads here in two nurseries for FALCONVIEW BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL on the property. Anyway, that little piece of yellow pepper was hot to the palate, but when it went down by gullet and hit my stomach acids. It was like dropping a speck of water into a bottle of hydrochloric acid. The reaction was instantaneous. Talk about fire and roiling stomach juices, flatulence and burps. WOW! Was that yellow habenero pepper hot! The next thing was that in slicing the YELLOW habenero pepper, you have to hold it in your fingers. BIG MISTAKE! You probably need asbestos gloves? A few hours later I rubbed my eyes to get some sawdust out, when ripping some lumber on the table saw, while building more extensions to FALCONVIEW HOSTEL Talk about agony and burning of the eyelids. Another thing for a good four hours, if you are a man, you better not want to urinate. When you unzip your fly, take out your weenie and urinate, the burning sensation gets so hot, you end up hopping up and down on one foot. This is like, four hours of your fingers holding and handling a YELLOW habenero pepper. Washing doesn’t help either.
The end of the story is that YELLOW habenero peppers are about ten times hotter than the red habenero peppers and I am currently putting some seeds for the milder long sweet chili peppers in my seed trays up in the nursery. I have two bushes growing now of chili peppers in my old chlorax pots, but at least if necessary I can eat those raw, as the heat is mild for me. Still plenty hot and full of vitamins for my wife and brother-in-law though.
FALCONVIEW BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL AND ORGANIC TROPICAL VEGETABLE NURSERY, sponsored by the VOLUNTEER BELIZE DEVELOPMENT TRUST internet NGO.
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