The level of stress to which the chili is exposed determines its level of heat.
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Jalapeño peppers are widely used in Latino food, especially Mexican. In addition, they are considered one of the most popular peppers in the world and rank number 18 on the hottest chili pepper scale, according to Mashed.
Although they are spicy, there is a very simple trick that will let you know when a jalapeño will not be so enchiloso, which is ideal for those people who like its taste, but without suffering from burning.
Knowing this trick will make it easier for you to determine which ones to buy the next time you go to the supermarket.
When you are picking jalapeños, look for small white streaks on green skin. These small lines that run through the body of the jalapeño are a sign of the ripeness of the pepper and the ‘stress’ it has suffered.
As the jalapeno ripens, you will develop those lines due to different stressors within your environment, as could be the dry soil in which it grows.
Following this rule, the older the jalapeno, the more white lines it might have, indicating a higher level of heat.
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