Originally Posted by runnoft
If you want to tone it down but still enjoy the Jap flavor just remove the following prior to lighting the cooking fuse:
Seeds and Membrane
- The seeds are found in the center of a jalapeno pepper and are surrounded by a membrane. This membrane is where most of the capsaicin is in the jalapeno, so it is the hottest part of the pepper. The seeds and membrane can be used in cooking, but are often removed. This is done by cutting the jalapeno in half and slicing down the length of the pepper, under the pith, with a sharp knife.
I have read this, and also that peppers become hotter during very hot, dry growing seasons. TAM Mild Jalapeńos do great in the Tyler, TX area, where my BIL lives.
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