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1) From: Frank Parth
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Brian,
Peppers are measured on the Scoville scale, and habaneros are considerably hotter than jalapenos. The hottest are 
northern Indian Naga Jolokia peppers. These seem to rank just below law enforcement grade pepper spray.
There's a scale on Wikipedia athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale.HTH,
Frank
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2) From: Douglas Hoople
Brian,
The heat is in the seeds and the veins.
Habaneros are supposed to be among the hottest, but I have a habanero fried
rice recipe that uses the habaneros entirely without the hot bits (knife and
fork only, please, no fingers!), and it's not particularly hot.
So why would you want to take away the heat from the habanero? I mean, isn't
that the point of using habaneros?
Well, it turns out that if you can turn down the heat on a habanero, there's
an intriguing flavor that emerges that has been described as "tropical." The
dish in question is delicious, although the "tropical" is a little hard to
discern, largely owing to the fact that there's a mango in it, too. :-)
Just my $.02.
Doug
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 8:06 AM, Frank Parth  wrote:
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Thanks, Doug. Very interesting.
Brian
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Douglas Hoople  wrote:
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4) From: Lynne
Oooo - sounds interesting! I'll have to try this (will get some cheap
plastic gloves to devein|deseed the habaneros, though - better safe than
sorry!)
Lynne
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Douglas Hoople
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5) From: Stuart Frankel
Douglas Hoople wrote:
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It's a very peppery (as in sweet red pepper) and fruity
flavor. "Mango" is not far off. I know this because I ate
one once. Bit off just the tip to see how hot it was, and it
was hot, but also incredibly delicious, and before i could
help it, I'd eaten the flesh (although not the seeds) of the
whole thing.
It never burned my mouth or tongue, I guess they were in
shock, but the pain started in stomach and I could trace the
route of the thing all the way through to its uncomfortable
end about a day and a half later.
I don't recommend eating them like this. But they *are*
delicious.
regards,
 Stuart
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