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Thai Chiles Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to Thai chiles
Thai chiles add color, flavor, and heat to a wide variety of dishes. Instacart makes it easy to get fresh Thai chiles delivered to your home. Our easy-to-use Instacart app enables you to order Thai chiles no matter where you are. With Instacart, you can enjoy contact-free pickup or speedy home delivery in as little as 2 hours!
Thai Chiles Near Me
Buy your favorite Thai Chiles online with Instacart. Order Thai Chiles from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.
FAQs about Thai chiles
Fresh Thai chiles will stay fresh for a week in your refrigerator crisper drawer. Wrap them in a paper towel or paper bag to prevent moisture buildup. Dried chili peppers will keep for months in an airtight container in the pantry. Fresh Thai chiles can be frozen in plastic bags for up to a year.
The active ingredient that makes Thai chiles hot is capsaicin. Capsaicin is an oil and does not dissolve in water, making it very difficult to remove if you get it in your eyes or on your skin. Ordinary hand soap cannot remove capsaicin oil.
To avoid feeling the burn from Thai chiles for hours, always wear gloves when handling them and never touch your eyes or skin. If you forget to use gloves or accidentally touch your skin, here are a few options for neutralizing capsaicin oil on your skin:
- Isopropyl alcohol and dish soap: Both household staples can handle both dirt and oil. Rinse your hands with rubbing alcohol, and then wash with dish detergent until the burn is gone.
- Hand grease cleaner or dish soap: Both of these will remove the capsaicin oil causing the burn.
- Calamine lotion: Apply lotion as many times as needed to remove the burn.
If you eat a Thai chile and the heat is uncomfortable, drink or eat full-fat dairy products. The fat in dairy binds with the capsaicin and reduces the heat.
If you get Thai chile oil in your eyes, resist rubbing your eyes and remove contacts immediately. Flush your eyes with a saline solution, and then flush your eyes with full-fat milk.
Wilbur Scoville developed the Scoville scale in 1912 to measure chili pepper heat and pungency. The more capsaicin in a pepper, the higher its rating on the scale.
- Mild: 0-40,000 Scoville units
- Medium: 4,000 to 15,0000 Scoville units
- Hot: 15,000 to 50,000 Scoville units
- Extremely hot: over 50,000 Scoville units
Thai chile peppers are ranked as "extremely hot," with a rating that ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units.
You can save yourself a trip to the store by shopping for Thai chiles through Instacart. Use the Instacart app or website to order Thai chiles along with other products. You'll appreciate the time you'll save, and you can get your items in as little as 2 hours!