Jalapeños

Jalapeños
Jalapeños

These spicy little peppers will not only add a nice kick to any NutriBlast, they'll also add a kick of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Just one jalapeño will add more than one day's worth of vitamin C, an important factor in healthy tissue repair. Jalapeños also provide necessary potassium and iron. Last, but not least, jalapeños contain capsaicin, known for boosting metabolism and helping aid in weight loss. Interestingly enough, it's this substance that gives jalapeños their heat, raising your internal temperature and leading to an increased metabolic rate.

Selection Process

Jalapeños do not continue to ripen anytime after they are picked; red jalapeños are actually more ripe than their green counterparts, though there is little to no difference in heat. Look for peppers without any bruising, spots, mold, or shriveled stems.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 pepper (14.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 4.1

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.1%

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.4mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.9g 0.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1.6%

Sugars 0.6g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 3.0% Vitamin C 27.7%
Calcium 0.2% Iron 0.2%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.7%
Vitamin K 3.2% Thiamin 0.4%
Riboflavin 0.6% Niacin 0.9%
Vitamin B-6 2.9% Folate 0.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.4%
Phosphorus 0.4% Magnesium 0.5%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.1%
Copper 0.3% Manganese 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.