-Why are chiles so good for me?
-They are the world’s strongest anti-oxidant and possess the greatest ability to stimulate the human system, helping cure and or fight disease of most any kind.
How can I tell a hotter chile from a milder one?
Milder chiles have broader shoulders and blunter tips and are generally lighter in color.
Which is hotter, the stems or the veins?
It is a tossup. The veins carry the capsaicin from the placenta, the point of production and it is stored in the seeds.