Re: [CH] Habanero questions

Shad Donald Christian Munson (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:20:24 EST

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:27:46 EST5EDT4,M4.1.0,M10.5.0 writes:
Hi folks, a few habanero questions for those who know about them:

1.  Is there a difference between green, yellow, orange, and red colored
habs?  I bought all of the above at the local supermarket.  Flavor or
---------------Okey.  The "green habs" will not have a flavor as bold as
the Orange or Red ripened habs.  The "yellow habs" are quit possibly
"Scotch Bonnet Peppers" and not habs at all (although the same species,
thus similar in appearance).  The orange habaneros are not as hot as the
Red Habaneros, but are equal if not greater in flavor in my experiences.

2.  The Red Savina: is it a true natural form of hab, or was it
created by that fellow in CA (from GNS Spices)? 
---------------What I have read in various publications is that this was
breed in CA, for GNS Spices, but I wouldn't go so far to say "genetically
created" as in "genetic splicing.

3.  What is a TRUE heat rating range on a typical red savina?  I have
one that measured 577,000 Scovilles, but that was likely the hottest
could find.  I have seen figures of "500,000", 350,000-500,000, etc..
anyone have a reliable source of info on that?
-------------It ultimate depends on the various factors such as climate,
soil ph, disease, fertilizing, and watering to name a few.  Of course if
cross-pollination occurs with a variety not as pungent in will also
result in a pod not as pungent.

4.  As I add more and more hab powder (about 1-2 tablespoons per dish of 
pasta or whatever im eating) per meal, i  find my stomach sometimes
it!  This lasts for a few hrs of more sometimes.  Can this be prevented,
is it inevitable w/ increasing amts of cap?  
-----------------To tell you the truth, in my experiences it is
5.  Has anyone tried exercising after a hot meal?  I find that it just
my stomach feel uneasy and kind of "upset"....any experiences like this?
ANy tips on how to enjoy hot meals AND exercise, AND still not kill my
stomach in the process?
--------------I've experience similar experiences, but have no advise to

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