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Chile Pepper Profile #10 – Jalapeno

A ripe jalapeño is 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly picked and sold when still green. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico. When mature, the plant stands two and a half to three feet tall. Typically a plant produces twenty-five to thirty-five pods. During a growing period, a plant will be picked multiple times. As the growing season ends, jalapeños start to turn red. The peppers can be eaten green or red. Jalapeños have 2,500 – 8,000 Scoville heat units. Compared to other chilis, the jalapeño has a heat level that varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation.


Chile Pepper Profile #8 – Guajillo


Guajillo Pepper

Guajillo chile (chile guajillo in Spanish) is a variety of chili pepper of the species Capsicum annuum, which is widely used in the cuisine of Mexico. The guajillo chilli’s thin, deep-red flesh has a green tea flavor with berry overtones. Its fruits are large and mild in flavor, with only a small amount of heat (rating 2,500 to 5,000 on the Scoville scale). They are used to make the salsa for tamales; the dried fruits are seeded, soaked, pulverized to a thin paste, then cooked with salt and several other ingredients to produce a thick, red, flavorful sauce.

Chile Pepper Profile #7 – Chile del monte

Chile del monte


These SPECIAL RESERVE peppers are grown wild throughout southtexas and mexico. Our chiletepins are picked and gathered on a private farm just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, these little peppers having been growing wild in the desert for ages. People in the local area refer to these chiles as “Chile del Monte” (chile from the mountains) but they are of the Chiltepin variety which we know as Tepins.

Visit us this summer at Whole Foods Market – Naperville

Sunday Markets at Whole Foods Market Naperville

2607 W. 75th Street
Naperville, IL 60540 USA
Phone 630.579.7700
Store hours:
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Map, directions & nearby stores

July 10th, August 14th, Septemer 11th and October 9th

Celebrate Local! Whole Foods second season of Sunday Markets begins July 10th in their parking lot! This year we’ll be part of a wonderful array of local vendors, made to order omelets and entertainment. Kids, become a little Localeer–pick up a Localeer card and visit 6 or more local vendors who will mark each visit on your card. A free gift will await you at the Customer Service Desk. This is one more way to support local!

Darn Hot Peppers meets Whole Foods Market’s Quality Standards but we don’t currently sell our products in this location, so they have been kind enough to give us some space in their parking lot at no charge .

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check out some of the other local partners and producers! –
Arbor Vitae Coffee –
The Blueberry Store –
Breslin Farms –
Curry’s Signature Spices –
Darn Hot Peppers, LLC –
Flamm Farms
Heritage Prairie Farm –
Jamaican Tease Co. –
Majestic Nurseries –
Melk & Cookies –
Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop –
RGW Candy Company, Atlanta, IL
Ruth & Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream –
SenTEAmental Moods Artisan Teas –
Tomato Mountain Farm –
Two Cookin’ Sisters –
UrbanPonics –
Wind Ridge Herb Farm –

Thanks to Four Winds Waldorf School who will provide a Sunday Market activity for children.