Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How to Pickle Jalapeno Pepper - Reader's Favorite

Respiratory Problems: Jalapeno Peppers to the rescue !
Millions of Americans suffer from respiratory problems such as chest congestion, bronchitis, and asthma. Unfortunately, neither over-the-counter nor prescription medications have proven to be 100 percent effective and free of dangerous side effects. Jalapeño peppers are rarely mentioned when discussing all natural, effective expectorants. Why? Few Americans cook with them and "Americanized" Mexican cuisine is often skimpy in the inclusion of jalapeño peppers or lacks them altogether. However, they have brought relief for many sufferers of respiratory problems. Capsaicin, the substance that makes peppers hot, is found in varying amounts depending on the pepper in question. Cayenne is also good in asthmatical asphyxia". Asphyxia refers to one's inability to get his breath. Some say that jalapeño peppers are 10 times hotter than red pepper (cayenne), others believe that number is higher. The important fact is that the consumption of jalapeño peppers has proven to be extremely beneficial in achieving easier breathing. Capasaicin as mentioned earlier, is also the name of the thermogenic supplement in many weight loss pills. Guess what? That's the same chemical. Peppers are actually great for weight loss. Granted, if the pepper is stuffed with cheese and fried, the great nutritional value in the sliver of jalapeno is probably lost for good.

How does Capsaicin help you lose weight?
As I mentioned, Capsaicin is a thermogenic, meaning that it heats up your body by consuming energy. Where does you body get this energy? From fat. Capsaicin helps give your overall metabolism a boost, but unlike previously marketed stimulants (like the FDA squashed herb ephedra), Capsaicin is good for you heart and doesn't cause a high heart rate. In fact, it lowers cholesterol. Right now enjoy this pickling process at home from scratch....
Pickling Jalapeno

For homemade pickled Jalapenos you need
  • A pair of vinyl / kitchen glovesA glass jar/bottle, which is sanitized by soaking the jar in hot boiling water for about 10 mins then and thoroughly dried with paper towel or clean kitchen cloth... this is the best preservation technique along with vinegar & salt.
  • 4 C  Fresh Jalapeno, washed dried & sliced
  • 1 C Distilled White Vinegar 5% (In a day or 2 all the jalapeños will be submerged in this vinegar)
  • 3 Tbsp Pickling salt


Method


  • Keep the glass jar ready using above method..
  • Do not forget to wear gloves before you touch this spicy peppers..mean it..they are real spicy..Make sure to wash these peppers, dry it with kitchen towel, remove the pod, and slice it. 
  • Fill Jar with pieces of peppers and pickling solution, leaving 1/2 inch head space.It stays good for almost more than a year..Enjoy these peppers after 20 days of pickling process.
Please Note
  • Select fresh, firm fruits or vegetables free of spoilage. Measure or weigh amounts carefully, because the proportion of fresh food to other ingredients will affect flavor and, in many instances, safety.
  • Use canning or pickling salt. Noncaking material added to other salts may make the brine cloudy. Since flake salt varies in density, it is not recommended for making pickled and fermented foods. White distilled and cider vinegars of 5 percent acidity (50 grain) are recommended. White vinegar is usually preferred when light color is desirable.

36 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

lovely pickle recipes these days......

Parita said...

Thanks for this post, i love jalapenos but i never knew they help in reducing weight :-)
I am not sure if we get pickling salt in india, can i use whole salt or the regular one? Pls suggest a subsitute

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy...i love jalapeno peppers!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Thats a healthy treat!

Tina said...

Nice post...

SE(Denufood) said...

what a co-incidence, i've bought jalapenos peppers just so that I can pickle them..and i read a post from you..great info too!!

Uma said...

Wow, home made pickled peppers!! nothing can beat that!! looks so tempting :)

Sharmila said...

Those are some great tips ... especially the gloves one. :-) I'd love to do this pickle ... can I use sea salt? Thanks! :-)

Rohini said...

God, so many benefits!! All I knew was it made the food spicy!! ;)
Should defintely try this home made pickle...sounds yum!!

shanthi said...

Lovely pickling ideas and innovative

Priya said...

Very useful post for many of us..thanks for sharing!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,excellent picture,looks and sounds good :)

notyet100 said...

hot pickle idea,..thnks for the rcipe,..

Suparna said...

hi M&S,
anything pickled is such a feast to the tongue :) look the picture, am all droolz...

Ambika said...

Wow, nice idea...we love jalapeno pickles in everything, sandwich, salad, pizza..I think I can wait for 20 days!! Will make it really soon and let you know :)

Vrinda said...

WOW thats a new info,lov jalapenos pepper,thanx for sharing...

lissie said...

I love jalapeno pickles...nice click!

You have a wonderful space here! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Cham said...

Beautiful and i never thought of doing it! I should give a try!

Gulmohar said...

Love this yumm:-)

kothiyavunu said...

great info!!!my hubby is great fans of jalapeno pepper.. Somehow I never dare to eat it.. But your pics made me get tempted. So wud give it a try!Thanks for sharing.

Anupama said...

I totally love jalapeno pickle in my sandwiches, subs and other Italian dishes that I make just for the tangy and spicy touch... thanks for sharing this idea of making homemade jalapeno pickle :-)

Abhilash said...

I will suggest this to my grandfather. he has a problem of bronchaitis...

Great information.

Abhilash said...

This is a great information.

I will suggest this to my grandfather. He has problems of bronchitis.

Malar Gandhi said...

I like hot foods, I use these pickled Jalapenos a lot, esp' in pizza. The picture looks sharp and tempting:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i like the jar and the click :)

Shri said...

That is some neat info:)Lovely click too:)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Beautiful blog! Thank you for this great tutorial. Your photos are lovely.

Renu said...

very nice post! I 'll give a try

Vidya Rao said...

Such an informative post..wonderful click and great recipe!

Spice said...

Nice pic...who can say no to this

munchcrunchandsuch said...

aweomse click girls..looks gorgeous

Oraphan said...

What a great post! I love pickles and I can't wait to give this recipe a try, thanks for sharing:)

my kitchen said...

Beautiful click,looks good

Pushpa said...

Nice pickle recipe

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..hot and spicy..we love this one !

Jaipuria Brothers said...

Wow really very hot recipe...........

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