Hot Sauce FAQ
Help! My hot sauce is too hot! How can I kill the heat?
Here's how you beat the heat, which applies to both hot sauces and chili peppers.
Because of the innate hotness of all chili peppers, they can burn not only the inside of your mouth, but your skin as well. If you find that you simply can't bear the heat after eating a fiery hot sauce, try to consume a dairy product, like milk, yogurt, or ice cream. Dairy products contain a chemical called caisen that combats the effects of chile peppers' capsicum by stripping it from its receptor site on the skin. I've also tried sugar and that seems to work in a pinch. Peanut butter will also dilute the oils, though dairy works best.
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