If you are looking to add a little spice to your meals, Jalapeno peppers are a delicious and easy option. Originating in Xa- lapa, Mexico, jalapeno peppers are now appreciated around the world. Commonly, a mature Jalapeno is about 2-3 ½ inches in length and is typically eaten when green in color, but a fully ripened bright red jalapeno and can also be consumed. Chi- potle is actually made from a jalapeno that withers and dries on the plant. There is a craft of smoking and stirring the peppers for four days to achieve the smoky spice of chipotle. Jalapenos range on scale from mild to hot, but it all depends on how it is grown and prepared. The heat of the pepper is concentrated in the seeds and veins; removing these will create a milder flavor. The heat of the pepper is measured in Scoville units, and jalapenos range from 2,500 Scoville's all the way to a spicy 10,000. Jalapenos are prepared in many different ways; they can be canned, pickled, sliced, raw, stuffed, wrapped, fried, or cooked into many of your favorite dishes to boost flavor with a spicy kick.
Serving Size: 100g (3.5 oz)
29 kcal 1.5%Energy
0.37g 2%Total Fat
2.8g 7%Dietary fiber
Jalapenos are low in saturated fat, and very low in sodium and cholesterol. They are also a great source of iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, dietary fiber, and thiamin. Jalapeños have vitamin A, C, K, and B6 to add to their nutritional value. Hot peppers have a unique antioxidant called capsaicin; the hotter the jalapeno, the more antioxidant, the more capsaicin. Those who can handle the heat will also experience a release of endorphins, which are pleasure hormones. Crave the capsaicin, and spice things up with OrganicaWorld jalapenos!