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Serrano Chilli

Technical Name : Capsicum annuum 'Serrano'


Taste Profile

Serrano chilli has hot and spicy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Serrano chillies can be used in making salsa, sauces, salads, sandwiches and can be added to dishes to give spicy flavor.


It is type of chilli pepper that has originated in Mexico. These are small in size and green in color but ripens to red color. These have similar appearance to jalapenos, but smaller in size.

Health benefits

  • Antioxidants present in serrano chilli helps in boosting immunity.(1)
  • It reduces the accumulation of cholesterol in the body and detoxifies the body.It improves heart health.(1)
  • Capsaicin present in it helps in relieving arthritis and sore muscles.(1)
  • It also relieves shingles and pains related to it.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for bright green, firm, heavy, smooth-skinned serrano chilli, 1-4 inches long. Avoid wilted or wrinkled chilli.

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