Every year since 1995, the International Herb Association has chosen an Herb of the Year to highlight. IHA Long-standing member, Chuck Voigt, who has been involved in the selection process for many years explains, "The Horticultural Committee evaluates possible choices based on them being outstanding in at least two of the three major categories: medicinal, culinary, or decorative". herb societies, groups and organization from around the world work together to educate the public about these important herbs throughout the year. Throught 2016, CaJohns will select a different pepper to highlight and will have special pricing on select product feature in these peppers..
Although small in size at just 2 to 4 inches long, the jalapeño pepper packs a nutritional punch, with notable amounts of two important vitamins, A & C.
The number of scars on the pepper, which appear as small brown lines, called 'corking', has a positive correlation with heat level, as growing conditions which increase heat level also cause the pepper to form scars.
Familiar stuffed with cream cheese and deep-fried as a bar snack, or chopped up in salsa, the jalapeño is proba- bly the best-known pepper in the States. It gets its name from Jalapa (also spelled Xalapa), the capital of Veracruz, Mexico. Harvested at both its green and red stages, the jalapeño is spicy but easy to seed and devein if you wish to remove some of the heat. When dried and smoked, it’s called a chipotle chile.
All of these Jalapeño products are on sale from 3/1/16-3/31/16