Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Improves bone and muscle health
Improves hair, skin and nails
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of heart disease
May reduce stress
Promotes eye health
Promotes heart health
Reduces risk of prostate cancer
Serving size: 1 pepper; Calories: 4; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: .9g; Fiber: .4g; Sugars: .6g; Protein: .1g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 3%DV; Vitamin C: 27%DV; Calcium: 6%DV; Iron: 5%DV
Did You Know?
- Chili peppers are good for you. They are high in vitamins, a good source of beta carotene, calcium, and potassium, and may help reduce cholesterol.
- A chipotle is a ripe jalapeno that has been smoked. When the jalapenos are deep red and have lost much of their moisture, they are selected to be made into chipotles.
- Drinking water after eating jalapenos will do nothing to reduce the heat. Capsaicin, the chemical in peppers that makes them hot, is freely soluble in alcohol and vegetable oils. A better solution is to consume milk or cheese.
- Jalapenos were the first peppers that travelled into space on a NASA shuttle.
- There are higher concentrations of capsaicin in the inner white membrane.
Ways to Eat:
- Capsaicin, the chemical in peppers that makes them hot, isn’t found in any other plant and is potent enough that people can identify it even when the concentration is as little as one part per million.
- On the Scoville scale (hotness scale), jalapenos fall in medium-hot range 2,500-4,000 “Scoville heat units” (SHU). On comparison, sweet bell peppers have zero units, and Mexican habaneros have 200,000 to 500,000 units.
- Jalapeno plants like adequate and regular watering, but overwatering will impede their pod formation and growth.