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need an idea to put the fire out...

Whenever I eat salsa that's too hot or other moderately spicy foods, my tongue's naturally catches "fire" How can I cool it off IMMEDIATELY? I dont want to part with salsa :)

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oliveoyl214

Asked by oliveoyl214 at 12:51 AM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • water?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • water makes it burn worse....
    oliveoyl214

    Comment by oliveoyl214 (original poster) at 12:53 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Soda would make it burn worse. Water should cool it, if not than eat milder salsa or give it up.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • ive noticed that milk always helps
    momslikeme366

    Answer by momslikeme366 at 12:55 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Sugar lessens spicy. Add some to your salsa or follow it up with a sip of daiquiri...yum!
    BluDog

    Answer by BluDog at 12:59 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I never tried or heard of that BluDog...Im going to try the sugar with it tommorow... thanks :)
    oliveoyl214

    Comment by oliveoyl214 (original poster) at 1:03 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • thank you ladies :)
    oliveoyl214

    Comment by oliveoyl214 (original poster) at 1:04 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • ive always used milk
    meagan678

    Answer by meagan678 at 1:27 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I read alot about this recently - you need a fat to cool the burn from the peppers. there is fat in dairy products, so milk works well, particularly the whole milk (not skim). I am willing to bet something like bacon would work, too, but since that fat is a solid and the milkfat is suspended as a liquid, the bacon won't work as well.

    Water will not work.
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 8:20 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • MILK!
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:41 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

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