Microwaving Peppers

Asked June 19, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

Curious why - when I am thawing my frozen mini peppers in the microwave, after just 10 seconds their stems burst into flames. These are the bagged mini peppers that I buy at the grocery store and freeze to keep them from going to waste. This happens nearly every time I pop a couple of them in the microwave on 10-20 seconds. When I have thawed the peppers from our own garden, they never do this - which leads us to think maybe the store bought peppers are coated with something that causes their stems to snap and burst into flames.

Ada County Idaho

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