Jalapeno pepper is a variety that comes in small to medium sizes. On the average, the are 2 inches to 4 inches long. They are green when ripe; but if they are left on vine, they turn red. There is a common variety, which is green; but both are actually tasty and a little sweet. They used to be an important ingredient in Mexican food, but many other countries now use jalapeno pepper.
Hotness Of Jalapeno Pepper
The degree of hotness of the pepper vary according to:
- The age of the pepper.
- The number of seeds inside the fruit.
- When and where it is grown.
If the green is too hot for your taste, choose the red ones.
Treatment For Jalapeno Pepper Skin Burn
Capsaicin, the substance responsible for the burning sensation that you feel when you eat the pepper, is oil/fat soluble. With this in mind, here are some tips for Jalapeno Peppers Burns Relief.
- Mix orange juice, degreaser, and vinegar and apply the mixture to the burnt area.
- Another effective way is simply putting rubbing alcohol on the spot. The pain goes away in a few seconds.
- You can also alternate alcohol and salt. Submerge the fingers in a small bowl of table salt.
- Milk, which has oil to fight capsicum, brings instant relief, longer than ice.
- An alternative is making a paste of baking soda and milk and coating the hands or wherever the burning sensation is.
Home Remedies For Jalapeno Peppers Burns
- Use sugar and lemon juice mixture.
- Colgate toothpaste also works for some people.
- Aloe vera leaf gives a mild but non-lasting effect.
- If the burning sensation is in the mouth, eating sugar immediately brings relief.
To minimize the burning effect, wash hands thoroughly to eliminate traces of capsicum on the skin. Different people react differently to all proven treatment and relief from jalapeno pepper burn, so try one after the other till you get some relief.