Jalapeno Pepper

A very versatile spicy pepper. The jalapeno can be canned, cooked, eaten raw, and so much more. It is a great addition to any meal to give it a little spicy kick, while getting the blood purifying and immune boosting benefits of the pepper.

Jolly Jalapeno Pepper

How to Choose and Keep

Jalapeno's are ready to eat when they are firm yet soft and have a nice green color with no soft spots. Keep on the counter and use once ripe to get best flavor. The longer they stay in the fridge (should only keep for 1-2 weeks) the less the flavor.

Preparation

You can grill them and get a spicy kick to your meal. Slicing up and adding to a dish can give a great flavor. Can jalapenos and use on subs and sandwiches.

Nutrients

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Magnesium, Iron.

Action Steps

1. Find fresh jalapeno and make a fresh salsa or guacamole.

2. Try grilling the jalapeno whole and eating with your favorite grilled item.

3. Have canned jalapenos handy for whenever you need a spice upgrade.

(Resource: whfoods.com)