The Jalapeño pepper is a medium chilli pepper, which is widely used in Mexican cuisine. It owes its name to the Mexican city of Xalapa (Jalapa). The Jalapeño is a sturdy and shiny chilli pepper and is available in the colours red and green. This Mexican chilli pepper is often used in Mexican dishes, tortillas and wraps and is regularly used as a topping on pizzas.
The Jalapeño pepper has a Scoville value of 2,500 to 8,000, placing it in between the mild and hot peppers. This chilli pepper is ideal for pizzas and for nachos, tacos or salsa sauces.