The jalapeno pepper is a medium-sized chili pepper. A mature jalapeño is the length of 2-3 inches and is typically picked and consumed while still green. Many people think of the jalapeno as a very spicy hot pepper, but in terms of the Scoville scale, the jalapeno is merely mild to moderate. Its bright, grassy flavor, too, makes the jalapeno very versatile in the kitchen – perfect for everything from salads to stuffed peppers.
Scoville heat units: 2,500 – 8,000
Median heat: 5,250