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Urban Growers Pepper Of The Month: Jalapeno

Hello UGLA Family,

This is Miss T with the Pepper of the month. Every month I will spotlight a different pepper. These peppers are not only used in our current Hot Sauces and Salsa, but sauces we come up with in the near future. I will tell you about their origins and properties.

The pepper that’s receiving the spotlight for this month, is the Jalapeño Chili Pepper. This is the OG pepper we all love (and can handle). This is the pepper that Urban Growers uses in our Jalepeño OG mild sauce which is grown in our urban garden. This pepper has four (4) other names:

  • Huachinango (ripe red jalapeño),
  • Chile Gordo (fat chili pepper),
  • Cuaresmeño,
  • Chipotle Pepper (smoked jalapeño pepper)

Jalapeno Peppers from Urban Growers ( theurbangrowers.com) Jalapeno Peppers in hand and in a bowl (June 2020) Urban Growers

This pepper was originated from Veracruz, Mexico and was named after the Capital “Jalapa” (or Xalapa).

How hot is this pepper, well the Scoville heat level is between 2,500 –8,000 SHU.

What does the SHU mean? Wikipedia defines it as follows “The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or “heat”) of chili peppers, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units (SHU), based on the concentration of capsaicinoids, among which capsaicin is the predominant component”.

Jalapeno pepper packs more vitamin C than an orange, so if you need your extra vitamin C, and you love to eat peppers, grab a jalapeno. So, if your vitamin C levels are low, or you enjoy a mild flavorful hot sauce to spice up your foods, try our Jalapeño OG.

A single 14-gram jalapeno pepper contains 10% of your daily vitamin C needs.

According to Nutrition Data, a single 73-gram chili pepper contains 83% of vitamin C. Capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers hot, is a thermogenic. Thermogenics stimulate the body’s burning of fat by increasing the metabolism of the body’s adipose tissue, generating heat.

So, when you pick up our Jalapeño OG, just think of all the vitamins you have in that bottle, along with the flavor!

Thank you all for your time and support. Let’s continue to show the world that Urban Growers LA is here to stay.

Miss T

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