The jalapeno pepper is a medium- to large-sized chilli pepper which is prized for its warm, burning sensation when eaten. They also have a distinct acidic taste. It is widely used as a topping on pizza, as an antipasto and in the Mediterranean cuisine.

Firm with seeds
When choosing jalapenos, look for firm ones with smooth skins and no blemishes. Good-quality jalapeno peppers should have solid green colouring. Avoid the ones that are soft, bruised, have wrinkled skin or spots of mold.
Store fresh peppers unwashed in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Avoid storing them in plastic as trapped moisture will hasten spoilage. Check your peppers often and discard any that develop soft or dark spots.

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