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Jalapeño pepper

What is jalapeño pepper? About the ingredient jalapeño pepper. Including 929 recipes with jalapeño pepper, nutrition data, and where to find it.


The  jalapeño pepper is a fruit, a medium- to large-sized chili pepper with a spicy, burning sensation when eaten.

A ripe jalapeño is 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly picked and sold when still green. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico.

jalapeño peppers sliced

Jalapeños are a pod type of Capsicum. The growing period is 70–80 days. During a growing period, a plant will be picked multiple times. As the growing season ends, jalapeños start to turn red. Once picked, individual peppers ripen to red of their own accord. The peppers can be eaten green or red.

Compared to other chilis, the jalapeño has a heat level that varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, sliced (90g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27Calories from Fat 5
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars 3.1
Protein 1.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Jalapeño pepper is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Jalapeño pepper is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does jalapeño pepper weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, sliced 90
1 pepper 14

In Chinese:墨西哥辣椒
British (UK) term: Jalapeño pepper
en français:piments jalapeño
en español:chiles jalapeños

Recipes using jalapeño pepper

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