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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.
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.
Jalapeño pepper is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Jalapeño pepper is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.
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|British (UK) term:||Jalapeño pepper|
|en français:||piments jalapeño|
|en español:||chiles jalapeños|
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