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The most "heat" in the jalapeno is in the ribs and seeds (the white bits). These parts contain the majority of the capsaicin. Clean that bit out of the pepper when preparing it for salsa or whatever. I also cover my hands, with thin produce bags or gloves, when I cut the peppers up to prevent irritating my skin. Nothing worse than touching your face or, even worse, your eyes, after cutting up a jalapeno.

If you are looking to stuff the jalapenos rather than slice them up, try an apple corer to clean the ribs and seeds out.
- Submitted by WINTERWINGS 4/4/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comments
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WYNDRE 4/8/2011 10:58:00 AM

    I make a chutney that requires a LOT of hot peppers. I modify the recipe by deseeding the peppers as suggested. I made the mistake once of not wearing gloves once and I spent 17 hours in serious pain.

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