Never trust to a Mexican who says “no, it’s not spicy! – no picante”
Eating with salsa (any type of chili / habanero crushed with spices and water) is part of our Mexican culture. In any meal we usually add little bit of picante!
Mexicans cannot eat a taco without salsa. Spicy is making people addicted, and people get used to eat it, but to which level? Are Mexican just Macho and brave!?
What’s happening when I eat spicy?
When you are eating a chili, the substance that triggers the sensation of burning in the mouth and the eyes is the capsaicin. This sensation makes a reaction of endorphins, which are in charge to giving you pleasant moments in your life!
Is eating chili good for your health?
There aren’t verified studies about it but some Scientifics said it could help you with the flow of the blood and regenerate part of your intestinal flora.
The origin of Habanero:
The Local chili from here is the Habanero. Habanero is originated from the amazon. The first habanero plant is dated 8,500 years old, it was found at an archaeological site in Peru. Today the largest producer in the world is Yucatan, Mexico. And they are many species of Havanero, you find it in all the colors of the rainbow!
Which is the hottest chili in the world?
The spiciness of a chili is measured with the scoville heat unit. The habanero ranks 5th! It is not so bad if you know that the number one is used as a gas pepper for self-protection.
If you’re asking about the Carolina reaper, it gets the 2th place of the ranking.
3 Golden rules about Havanero:
- Don’t cut Havanero with bare hands
- Don’t touch your eyes after touching Habanero
- Don’t kiss your lover after eating Havenero!!
Come on a a private tour, you will have the opportunity to try and taste local fool and maybe you’ll be courageous enough to add the salsa Havanero!