Serrano Pepper

Resembling a thinner jalapeño pepper, the serrano pepper is long, green, and comes to a rounded point at the tip. They are, on average, one to two inches in length and just under an inch in diameter. Like other green chile peppers, the serrano is harvested when it is green, immature, and glossy in sheen. This green would turn to a deep scarlet red if left to mature. The flesh of the serrano pepper is thick an offers a peppery flavor that is highly acidic and pretty spicy, ranging from 10,000 to 25,000 Scoville units. Be careful, for the serrano resembles a jalapeño pepper, but is actually much spicier than its doppleganger.

The serrano is very versatile, used both fresh and cooked applications. The raw flavors make perfect additions to guacamole, pico de gallo, chutney, and other fresh salsas. Southwestern and Mexican cuisine calls for roasting and smoking the pepper to enhances the deep, smooth, smoky flavor. 

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 34
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 0g
    • Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 79%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 5%

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round.

Also Known As

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

  • Green Serrano Pepper
  • Red Serrano Pepper

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