When handling chiles wear rubber gloves or put small plastic bags over your hands. Don’t touch your face or rub your eyes! Afterwards, wash your hands, nails and the area you chopped them on thoroughly with soap and water. If your mouth is on fire, drink cold milk. There’s a protein in milk called casei…n that counteracts capsaicin, the compound causing the spicy flavor. Warning! The heat of a chile lasts six minutes before it dissipates.
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