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The jalapeño is a vegetable, medium- to large-sized chili pepper which is prized for its warm, burning sensation when eaten.  Ripe, the jalapeño can be 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly sold when still green. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico. It is named after the town of Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally produced. 160 square kilometres are dedicated for the cultivation of jalapeños in Mexico alone, primarily in the Papaloapan river basin in the north of the state of Veracruz and in the Delicas, Chihuahua area.
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review by . February 25, 2010
posted in Green Living
If you like hot and spicy food, I'm sure you've had your eyes water from jalapeño peppers a time or two. But have you thought about growing them yourself?  I've grown them a few times and there are many reasons for doing so. Jalapeño peppers have more benefits than just clearing out your sinuses while ingesting them. There are some health benefits. Hot peppers have shown to reduce blood pressure, may protect against some forms of cancer, may boost metabolism and, believe it or …
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