Some people are born with it. Others have worked their way towards it. It may be a craving you have, but has been unattainable for so long. What am I talking about? Spicy food tolerance!
Is there a dish you’ve always wanted to try that’s spicy, but requires two gallons of milk to cool your mouth down? I LOVE spicy foods and am always adding a bit more pepper or cayenne to my dishes, but not everyone can do that. With a little practice, you can build up your spice tolerance. Here are 6 steps to increase your spicy food toughness by using Seasonest Spice Blends and have you chowing down on that peppery dish in no time.
Step 1: Start Off Small
Don’t let this mild-mannered category befuddle you. Our Mild (Cajun) and Italian blends are mellow enough for children, yet packed with great flavor for adults to enjoy. The goal at step one is to delight in the savory balance of herbs and spices before things start heating up.
Step 2: Moving Right Along
Now it’s time to add in a little heat and see how it feels. There are four blends recommended at this level that will up the ante a little: Original (Cajun), Original (Cajun) Salt-Free, Soul Food Mild and Jerk Mild. The latter two blends are in this category because they are the milder version of spicier blends. All of these seasoning blends are flavorful with a little kick and if the heat is too much, camp out at this level until you feel comfortable with moving up to the next step.
Step 3: Level Up
Lemon Pepper, Adobo and Soul Food are all hot and savory. These flavors are sure to have you reaching for your water glass, but digging back into your meal with excitement. You’re doing great, keep it up!
Step 4: Getting Spicy
You’re probably feeling good about conquering blends that have some heat to them, but it’s time to really add in the spice. Spicy (Cajun) seasoning has a delayed heat that allows you a moment to enjoy the flavor before feeling the pepper sensation. Sweating a little? Keep milk or water on hand to calm the heat.
Step 5: Who Turned Up The Heat?!
Can you feel the heat now? Soul Food Spicy and Jerk spice blends are guaranteed to make you feel the fire power. Both are serious steps up in the spice game, so take your time until you feel confident before moving forward.
Step 6: Sweatless Victory
You have arrived: Lemon Fire. This is where the spice All-Stars are. Lemon Fire is the hottest of the hot, and will leave you wanting more. It’s the perfect spice combination of heat and flavor, so when you can enjoy this blend, you know you have made it. Sit back with your zesty, flavorful meal, and know you have upped your spice tolerance to the fiery big league.
Now that you’ve made your goal, your spice tolerance should be excellent. While savoring the tasty flavors of your meals, you can rest easy knowing there are some excellent health benefits to spicy foods. Eating spicy foods can help with circulation, boost metabolism, clear sinuses and release endorphins. Now you can enjoy that spicy dish of your dreams without breaking a sweat. Bring out the cayenne and chili peppers, you deserve it!
*Disclaimer: While embarking on this challenge, watch your body and see how it handles the extra heat. If you don’t feel well after eating spicy foods, you should stick with less spicy foods. It’s always good to be smart with what you eat.