Sam asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 11 months ago

If a food is spicy/hot, does that make it more flammable?

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  • 9 months ago

    No, but when you eat it it will leave your mouth flaming though.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    No, It does'nt work that way.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Of course not. This is a chemical kind of hot, usually due to capsaicin in the food, nothing to do with actual heat. Capsaicin stimulates your taste buds to THINK you're tasting something hot, but it's all a chemical reaction.

    Which is why drinking something cold doesn't always help with the burning sensation. What works best to calm it down is to eat something with fat in it - that blocks the chemical. A popular side dish in India to go with hot curries is raita, which is a mixture of chopped cucumber and yogurt. They know what they're doing! On the same principle, if you want a cold drink to calm down that burning sensation, the best thing is a glass of full-fat milk. I tell you, it works, and it's been scientifically proven to work in tests.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    No, it just feels that way.

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  • 11 months ago

    No. Tabasco sauce is spicy, it cant catch fire.

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  • 11 months ago

    NO.It just means its hot n spicy to you mouth and thoat.

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  • rena
    Lv 4
    11 months ago

    No........................

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  • Kaz
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    It's flammable to my throat and digestive system - I can't eat spicy, and REALLY can't eat hot. lol...

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Spicy foods tend to be moister, so, if anyything they are LESS flammable. I can see a potato chip catching fire LONG before a spicy stew does.

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  • 11 months ago

    No, the only reason why food is hot is because it has the chemical capsaicin. It tricks your brain into thinking there's a lot of heat.

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