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Eating too many jalapeno peppers at once?

Asked by curioscamel (76 points ) May 31st, 2009

Can this do long term damage? Does anyone know the possible side affects?

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asmonet's avatar

Yep.

That’s just one of the first hits Google gave me.

dannyc's avatar

Is this a new addiction I was not aware of?

SeventhSense's avatar

Everything in moderation.

Judi's avatar

You could have a little burning on the way out. Good luck.

jonsblond's avatar

You should be fine. We had a habanero plant last year and my son and his friends had a habanero eating contest. Now that I would not do! Talk about burning on the way out.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I eat hot peppers on a regular basis. As Seventh Sense said, everything in moderation. Too much of a hot thing can give you stomach problems. Jalapenos aren’t really that hot, not like Habaneros, Red Savinas, Bhut Jolokias, and Scotch Bonnets. I eat jalapenos like most people eat pickles, and I love the flavor of them. The heat is just an added bonus.

The positive benefits of hot peppers far outweigh the negative benefits, but the burning twice can leave your screams echoing in the bathroom. Great acoustics in there, you know. :-)

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@jonsblond you should have recorded the screams, that would be nice to play during Halloween.

jonsblond's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra We had tears and vomit everywhere. It was not pretty.

Darwin's avatar

Why would one want to eat too many jalapenos at once? They are a good source of vitamin C, but they can and do burn taste buds and anal tissue, and as @asmonet ‘s link says, cause some other problems as well.

Personally, while I like spicy food, I prefer my food to taste good and make my insides feel content, not to inflict injury or to leave my innards roiling in the aftermath of a food-fueled storm.

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