Jalapeno peppers have smooth, bright skin. These peppers are usually picked and consumed while green, yet can be orange, red, or yellow. Jalapenos measure about three inches in length and one inch in width. More mature peppers have some cracks near the stem end. Jalapenos are crisp and spicy. The spice of the pepper peaks in its maturity. These peppers originated in Mexico.
Like the long hot pepper, jalapenos contain capsaicin. Capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic, and anti-diabetic properties. In addition, jalapeno peppers characteristically contain more pyridoxine, vitamin E, and vitamin K than other varieties of peppers.
Temperature:45 degrees is the best temperature to store jalapeno peppers.