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Jalapeno Pepper

jalapeno PepperCommon Name: Jalapeno

Species: Capsicum annuum

Size: 2 to 3 inches long, 1 inch wide

Shape: Conical, cylindrical, pendant, taper to a rounded end

Color: Red or green

Scoville Scale: 2,500 to 10,000

Also Known As: Acorchado, bola, candelaria, gorda, jarocho, morita

Grown In: Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chihuahua, Mexico; Texas, New Mexico

Commonly Used In: Anything! Most commonly in salsas and snack foods.

Pepper Facts: The jalapeno was the first pepper to be taken into space. Dried and smoked jalapenos are chipotles, generally known in a class of their own. This hot pepper was named after the town of Jalapa in Mexico, but it is no longer commercially grown there.

Photo Credit: Lois Ellen Frank
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