Jalapeno pepper pods have a slightly curved, conical shape and come to a blunt end at their tip. Their smooth, bright to dark green skin will ripen to a vivid red when the peppers are fully mature. The crisp and juicy flesh of the Jalapeno pepper offers a vegetal flavour and a spicy bite with heat increasing as the pepper peaks in maturity.
Jalapeno's are rich in vitamin A, C and potassium. Contains carotene - an antioxidant that may help fight damage to your cells. Green Jalapenos can be used fresh in salsas, sauces and guacamole. Pickled Jalapeno peppers are a popular condiment for nachos, hot dogs, pizza and sandwiches. The Green Jalapeno pepper is a classic ingredient in both Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine.