A spicy meal may be great, but it is also pretty hot. What do you do when you feel like your mouth is on fire, and the steam from your ears? Fr. dr. Margriet Westerterp tells you how to turn your mouth to extinguish the fire.
“The compound capsaicin and several related compounds – capsaïcinoïden – it is what it is called,” continues Westerterp, a professor of voedselinnameregulatie in person at the University of Maastricht in the netherlands. “The amount of capsaïcinoïden in it will determine the sharpness of the picture and an ounce of spice from the chili pepper.”
The capsaicin causes a reaction to the pain receptors in the mouth and throat that are responsible for sensing heat. There is, then, a signal is sent to the brain, causing the heart rate to increase, you will have the love and hard work.
The most natural response to it as soon as possible a drink of water. “It will be not only,” says Westerterp. The “capsaicin is the oil in the dish, as it is known to mix oil and water with each other.”
By water to drink, the capsaicin is more spread out by the mouth and throat, which only makes matters worse. Also, the drinking of soft drinks and beer, which is mostly water, it won’t help.
Scientific research on the best extinguisher’
What do you do? “The aim of the burn is milk or other dairy products with the appropriate beverages,” according to Westerterp. “It has traditionally been on the basis of experience is well known. The effect of this is based partially on the solubility of capsaicin in the body as fat, and its interaction with the protein.” The milk binds with the oil, the capsaicin and carries it off.
Recent scientific research confirms this. American scholars are compared, when more than seventy participants, of which drink is the best, it worked for a hot meal, in this case, the hot and spicy tomato sauce, and to put out. They put non-fat milk, full cream milk, bottled water, soft drinks, non-alcoholic beer, soft drink and mineral water. The milk turned out to be the best for the burning sensation to lessen. It was, interestingly enough, does not depend on the fat content of the milk, which, according to the researchers, this means that the protein in the drink is more important than the fat.
Nevertheless, it will help the sound to be ‘a little fat’ food, such as crackers or a spoonful of peanut butter. Do you think the dish is too spicy, but if you want to be happy to eat it, add a little sugar to the dish to. Sugar to make it less spicy.
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How spicy is the pepper?
The scale of Scoville indicate how spicy a chili pepper or a spicy sauce. Tabascosaus scores, for example, 500 in the scale of Scoville, jalapeñopepers between 2,500 and 8,000.
In all other respects to the average american as a dish is already spicy, about 500 to 100 Scoville units. It’s a lot less in comparison to people in many other countries as well.