The Jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. A mature jalapeño chili is 5–10 cm long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm wide. It can have a range of pungency, with Scoville heat units of 3,500 to 8,000.
A jalapeno pepper is a fruit of the Capsicum pod type. It is a medium sized hot pepper when compared to other chili peppers, measuring an average of 2-3.5 inches in length but growing up to 6 inches long or longer.
While originating in Mexico, it is now grown worldwide for it’s popular flavor and mild heat level, which averages around 5,000 Scoville Heat Units. That is hot, but not too hot.
You’ll find them served when green, but if you leave the jalapeno pepper on the plant long enough, it will turn red. The red variety are just as delicious as the green jalapeno pepper, though a touch sweeter.
HOT+HIGH goes GREEN. Do you know what that means?!
THE MEANING OF JALAPEÑO
- The name “jalapeño” is Spanish for “Jalapa” (or Xalapa), the capital of Veracruz, Mexico. Jalapenos were originally grown there, hence the name.
OTHER NAMES FOR JALAPEÑO
- Huachinango – the ripe red jalapeno
- Chile Gordo – “Fat Chili Pepper”
- Chipotle Pepper – a smoked jalapeno pepper
HOT+HIGH goes green with jalapeño peppers
That is were we are heading, the new flavour is planned to be a available by the end of Q2 21. Stay tuned and as always.
Add HOT+HIGH chilli sauce
If you like it more spicy and don’t want to ruin the great original taste, just add HOT+HIGH chilli sauce.