Scientific Binomial Name: Capsicum annuum
Use sparingly in Mexican dishes, guacamole, and salad dressings. Warning: Jalapenos are very hot!
Good-quality Jalapeno peppers should be firm, smooth-skinned and have solid green coloring. Dry lines are not a blemish. They are signs of a mature pepper and indicate hotness.
Avoid product that is soft, bruised, has wrinkled skin or spots of mold.
Jalapeno peppers are available year-round.
Jalapeno Pepper Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, sliced (90g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Jalapenos are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Sodium and Cholesterol. They're also a great source of Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus and Riboflavin and an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate
Pepper Tips & Trivia
- The jalapeno gets its name from Xalapa, a town in Veracruz Mexico, where its been grown for centuries.
- A chipotle, a staple of Tex-Mex and Mexican-American cuisine, is just ripe jalapeno that's been smoked.
- If you don't like hot foods but want to add jalapenos to a recipe, removing the veins and seeds will take away some of the heat.