Most people think of the jalapeño as being very hot, but it actually varies from mild to hot depending on how it was grown and how it was prepared. The heat is concentrated in the seeds and the veins, so if you want it on the milder end of its scale, remove those parts.
Jalapeños are sold canned, sliced, and pickled. Canned jalapeños may be milder than fresh because they are usually peeled and the seeds removed. Pickled jalapeños are always hot.
They can also be diced or chopped into small cubes, as part of a fresh salsa. The chopped cherry pepper form an interesting contrast to tomatillos, which are about the same size and are used in most salsa recipes.
Sliced cherry pepper
Jalapeño peppers are a variety of chile that originated in Mexico and the southwestern United States. These hot, dark green peppers are named for Jalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz. Frequently used as a zesty topping for fried tortilla chips with melted cheese (nachos), jalapeños are also used as an ingredient in many sauces. Las Palmas® Whole Jalapeños also can be used to add exciting flavors to pizzas, hamburgers and eggs.