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Jalapeno Pepper
Common Name: Jalapeno
Species: Capsicum annuum
Size: 2 to 3 inches long, 1 inch wide
Shape: Conical, cylindrical, pendant, taper to a rounded end
Color: Green or red
Scoville Heat Units: 2,500 to 10,000
Otherwise Known As: Acorchado, bola, candelaria, gorda, jarocho, morita
Grown In: Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chihuahua, Mexico; Texas, New Mexico
Commonly Used In: Anything! Most commonly in salsas and snack foods.
Some Random Facts: The Jalapeno was the first pepper to be taken into space. Dried and smoked jalapenos are chipotles, generally known in a class of their own. The Jalapeno pepper was named after the town of Jalapa in Mexico, but it is no longer commercially grown there.

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