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The World of Jalapeno Peppers

The Spicy and Nutritious World of Jalapeno Peppers
Jalapenos are a variety of chili pepper known for their hot and spicy flavor. Their heat comes from a compound called capsaicin, which is found in ample amounts in jalapenos. Widely used in Mexican cuisine and other spicy dishes, jalapenos can be consumed raw, cooked, smoked, or pickled.

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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Facts about Jalapeno Peppers

A cup of sliced jalapeno peppers (about 90g) contains around 27 calories. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, supplying about 66% of the daily value per cup. They also provide a decent amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and minerals like potassium and manganese.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits Associated with Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeno peppers carry several health benefits due to their rich nutritional profile. The capsaicin present may boost metabolism and promote weight loss. Vitamin C, being an antioxidant, boosts the immune system and promotes skin health. The fiber content aids in digestion, while Vitamins A and K contribute to eye health and bone development, respectively.

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Best Time to Enjoy Jalapeno Peppers

Though jalapeno peppers can be found all year round, they are most abundant and flavorful during the summer months.
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Varieties We Carry*

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FAQs for
Jalapeno Peppers
The heat of jalapeno peppers can vary based on factors like the growing conditions and maturity of the pepper. However, generally, they are considered moderately spicy.
While eating jalapeno peppers is safe for most people, excessive consumption can lead to digestive discomfort. Individuals with digestive problems should eat them with caution.
Fresh jalapeno peppers can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for about a week. For a longer shelf-life, they can be pickled or frozen.
Typically, as jalapenos mature and change color, they become hotter. Therefore, red jalapenos are generally spicier than green ones.
Some studies suggest that capsaicin, the compound that gives jalapenos their heat, can boost metabolism and promote satiety, which could aid in weight management.

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