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Jalapeno Pepper

Technical Name : Capsicum annuum 'Jalapeño'


Taste Profile

They offer a vegetal flavor and a spicy bite with heat increasing as the pepper peaks in maturity.

Usage Tips

  1. Jalapeno pepper can be served fresh, cooked or pickled.
  2. They can be used fresh in salsas, sauces and guacamole.
  3. When cooked the spice of jalapeno will complement stews, stir-fries, breads, chillies and soups.


Jalapeno pepper is green in color when picked and is usually used while green. Jalapeno pepper pods have a little curved, conical shape and come to a blunt end at their tip. They are a medium-sized chilli pepper. They have a crisp and juicy flesh. They turn red as they ripen, both on the plant and after they have been picked. Jalapeno papper can be eaten when red too. They are no longer hot when red, but the flavor is somewhat fruitier and less grassy. They can also be eaten whole.

Health benefits

  • Jalapeno pepper contains vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant to help with immunity and to fight the effects of aging.(1)
  • It provides minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese which helps in promoting healthy red blood cells, strong bone development and nervous system function.(1)
  • Jalapenos contain antioxidants which prevent chronic disease.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for young, smooth skinned jalapeños for a tamer bite.


Eating too much of Jalapeno pepper can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.(2)

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