Serrano pepper facts

At first, Serrano Chile is green which turns to red, yellow, brown or orange when ripened. It is considered to be five times hotter in comparison to Jalapeno pepper. It is the commonly used pepper in the Mexican cuisines. It is extremely versatile and has a similar of Jalapeno but is small, more slender, pointed as well as spicier.

Name Serrano pepper
Scientific Name Capsicum anuum
Native Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo
Common/English Name Sport Pepper, Chili Seco
Name in Other Languages Hindi: Serrano Kali Mirch,
German: Serrano Pfeffer,
French: Piment serrano,
Spanish: Chile serrano,
Greek: Serrano pepper,
Portuguese: Serrano pimento,
Polish: Serrano pieprz,
Latin: Serrano piperis
Plant Growth Habit Perennial
Growing Climate Hot, humid
Soil Well-drained
Plant Size Height: 2 and 3 feet
Flower White
Fruit shape & size Long, conical shape, cylindrical, taper rounded end, Length: 1 and 2 inches; Diameter: 1/2 inch
Fruit color Dark green or red
Fruit peel Thick, firm
Scoville heat units 5000-20000
Flavor/aroma Sweet, mild, rich
Major Nutritions (Raw) Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 47.1 mg (52.33%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.53 mg (40.77%)
Copper, Cu 0.135 mg (15.00%)
Iron, Fe 0.9 mg (11.25%)
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 12.4 µg (10.33%)
Total dietary Fiber 3.9 g (10.26%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.614 mg (10.09%)
Manganese, Mn 0.196 mg (8.52%)
Vitamin A, RAE 49 µg (7.00%)
Potassium, K 320 mg (6.81%)
Health Benefits
  • Treats cancer
  • Blood vessels
  • Brain health
  • Treats anemia
  • Thyroid functions
  • Promotes mood
  • Density of bones
  • Assist digestion
  • Cure diabetes
  • Skin disorders
Calories in 1 cup chopped (105 gm) Raw 34 Kcal.


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