Habanero and young children

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  1. Sapper Woody

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    So, last night I made some homemade spaghetti. I grilled the hamburger instead of frying it, and made a sauce from scratch. I decided to give it a little kick and put about a teaspoonful of habanero sauce in the spaghetti sauce. My kids loved it, but even though it didn't taste spicy to my kids and me, my wife couldn't eat it. She said it was too spicy.

    My 2 year old had two plates of it. After they went to bed, we hears my two year old crying. When we checked on her, she would only say, "My boo boo." We found a Lego toy in her bed, and thought she had scratched herself.

    About ten minutes later, she started throwing up, and couldn't even hold down water for several hours. I called the emergency room, and they weren't much help over the phone but said to watch her.

    After doing some reading online, I found out that the habanero was likely to blame. It turns out that habanero can be spicy in your mouth for up to 20 minutes. But even though you can't feel it, that spiciness can continue in your stomach for several hours, basically causing your body to reject it.

    Moral of the story is, be careful about feeding little children even mildly spicy food. Has anyone had any trouble with this type of thing before? Tbh, I'm a little concerned that it may have had lasting effects, and will be watching her for stomach pains over the next few days.
     
  2. Melanie

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    I am surprised that the kiddies ATE it, they are not known for loving spicy foods in my experience. I suspect the fact the wee one gobbled up 2 platefuls of her pa's magnificient food is to blame,on top of the fact she had not eaten it before?:tear:

    It is basically what you and your tum are use to....afterall Indian kiddies eat volcanic curries.:thumbsup:

    I ADORE sphag bog......send some my way eh!:applause:
     
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    Habanero's are intense!
    I cut up a few to put in chilli - swiped them off the cutting board with my hands and could taste them on my fingers for a week - even after multiple washings.

    Never let your kids play with habanero's

    Rob
     
  4. Melanie

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    I had the misfortune as a youngster being attracted to grand-dads chilli bush, then wiped my eyes......man o man it HURT, I cried and cried, mum sluiced my eyes with lots of water, difficult I imagine, and grand pa chopped down the bush......yep can be a problem in more ways than one.
     
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    Mucho picante--the Habenero is 10 x hotter than chile pepper; there are peppers 4-5x hotter than Habanero. It can burn the GI track from start to finish. The remedy for too much picante is milk not water. H2O actually makes it worse.

    They are palatable in controlled small doses, definitely not dipped in Velvetta.

    The plant and peppers are very nice to look at.

    Bon Appetite

    Bro. James
     
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    Use plastic gloves when cutting habanero peppers. Remove the seeds & veins, and this will cut down on the negative side effects. But wear gloves. I have a very painful tale to tell about cutting peppers, without gloves, then using the bathroom. Ouch.

    Wear gloves.
     
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    I most sincerely apologize if that was TMI for some of you. I've been waiting to get to the 'pute to apologize.
     

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