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Jalapeno (raw, chopped)

About Jalapenos

Jalapeno’s are a type of chili pepper, originally cultivated by the Aztecs in Mexico.  It is named after Jalapa, which is the capital of Veracruz in Mexico.

Nutrition Benefits of Jalapenos

Jalapenos are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E.  They also have a decent amount of vitamin K.  The heat from the Jalapeno pepper comes from a compound called capsaicin.

Capsaicin has been shown with potential benefits to lower blood pressure / increasing circulation (via dilating arteries), boosting metabolism, balancing energy, suppressing appetite, and also thought to be an aphrodisiac.  Capsaicin is also put in muscle/joint creams to help treat minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.

Smoothie Tips

Freezing jalapenos is easy.  Just wash, dry, cut them up and put in a freezer bag.  Very simple and now you don’t have to worry about not having them!

Add more or remove the recipe to your liking.  Everyone likes a different amount of heat, so we trying to make our recipes the “middle ground”

Nutrition Facts

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Recipes using Jalapeno (raw, chopped)

How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)

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