Jalapeno Facts


Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeño peppers are a good source of vitamin C, folate and vitamin A. They are low fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free.

Capsaicin is the substance that gives jalapeño peppers their heat. The jalapeno can vary in heat depending on when it was cultivated and how it is prepared. Their heat comes from the veins surrounding the seeds. If the seeds are removed along with thses veins (placenta), the pepper becomes less spicy. Yogurt or milk products can be used to put the fire out if you get one that's too hot.

Storage and Handling Wrap unwashed jalapeno peppers in a paper towel then refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to ten days. Rinse before using.

BE SURE TO USE GLOVES WHEN CUTTING JALAPENOS AND TAKING OUT THE INSIDES!!!