Jalapeños pack a nutritional punch.
Did you know that just one jalapeño pepper provides about 20% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C —which is essential for your immunity, helps heal wounds, and even fights the effects of aging.
Jalapeños are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc & Copper. And certain chemicals contained within the jalapeño pepper have also been known to naturally remedy headaches and arthritis related pain.
By now, I bet you thought I would be done ranting about the nutritional benefits of jalapeños. Not just yet, one more thing.
By consuming the capsaicin found in a jalapeño you can boost your metabolism and help shake off that hard-to-loose belly fat. Sounds pretty appealing huh? But keep in mind, capsaicin can be harmful too; it is an irritant which can leave your skin burning for hours or even days, which is why we recommend wearing disposable gloves when preparing jalapeño containing recipes.
Ok now that I am done ranting, I thought I would share a quick, cheap and easy way to incorporate more jalapeños into your daily meal routines.
Pickled jalapeños can be added to just about anything: sandwiches, salads, tacos, sushi, burgers, mac & cheese, the list goes on. This recipe will cost you less than 5 dollars, take less than 30 minutes, and provide you with a pint sized jar full of healthy and tasty pickled jalapeños. It’s basically, the easiest and cheapest way to incorporate more jalapeños into your diet.
16 Large jalapeños sliced (stems discarded)
3 Garlic Cloves (smashed and peeled)
1 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 Cup Filtered Water
4 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Salt
Combine garlic, vinegar, water, salt and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Boil.
Once sugar and salt have dissolved, add the sliced jalapeños. Press them down so they are completely submerged in pickling liquid.
Remove the pot from the heat and let set for 12-15 minutes. You will notice the jalapeños change color.
Once they have reached a split pea color, you will know they are done.
Using tongs transfer jalapeños into a clean jar. The ladle in pickling juice until you have filled the jar.
Let cool at room temperature before securing lid and refrigerating. (if kept airtight they should last a while, I recommend tossing them after 3 months, if opened)
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