Jalapeño Pepper

Smooth, dark green, and glossy, jalapeño peppers are two to three inches in  length and approximately one inch in width. They are picked when they are green, but if they are left to become fully ripe, they would turn a vivid red. The flesh is juicy and crisp with vegetal and earthy notes. The spicy bite increases as the pepper becomes more mature. Like other chiles, the seeds are the home of most of the heat. They are a relatively spicy pepper, ranging between 2,000 and 10,000 Scoville units.

Jalapeños are best served fresh in salsas, sauces, guacamoles, or other dips. When cooked, they are an excellent compliment to stews, stir-fries, chili, and soups. They originiated in Mexico and are named after the city Jalapa, Veracruz, where they were originally cultivated in commercial quantities.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 4.2
  • Calories from fat: 0.8
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 0g
    • Fiber: 0.4g
    • Sugars: 0.5g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Vitamin A: 2.2%
  • Vitamin C: 10.3%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round.

Also Known As

Do not wash until use. Store in the refrigerator between 40-45 degrees for up to 2 weeks.

  • Green Jalapeño pepper
  • Red Jalapeño pepper

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