Jalapeño Hot Pepper
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Jalapeño pepper is a medium-hot chili pepper that is commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It has a bright, grassy flavor with a mild to moderate heat level. Jalapeño peppers are a good source of vitamin C and other beneficial plant compounds. They are often used in dishes such as salsas, guacamole, and nachos. When selecting jalapeño peppers, look for ones that are firm, smooth, and free from blemishes or soft spots. Store jalapeño peppers in the refrigerator for up to a week. To prepare jalapeño peppers, remove the stem, seeds, and membranes, and then chop or slice the pepper as desired. Be careful when handling hot peppers as they can irritate the skin and eyes.