Know Your Peppers: Jalapeño

Pepper Profile:

Name: Jalapeño

Origin: Mexico

Scoville Rating (SHU): 1,000 – 20,000

Colours: Green, Red, Yellow, Orange

Size (length): 5 – 10 cm (2 – 4 inches)

Size (width): 2.5 – 3.8 cm (1 – 1.5 inches)

Fun Facts:

  • The jalapeño is the state pepper of Texas, which was adopted by the state in 1995
  • Jalapeños have been into space! The first reported case going as far back as 1982 on the Space Shuttle Columbia
  • The Guinness World Record for the most jalapeños eaten in a single minute is 16

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