Jalapenos – The world’s most flavorful chiles, constitute one of the most representative ingredients of Mexican cuisine. There are many different types of chiles, but the most popular and most used in Mexican cooking is the Jalapeo. Originally grown in Jalapa, a region in the Mexican state of Veracruz (Golf of Mexico), the popularity of this chile has grown beyond its original boundaries. The Jalapeno (a chile of the plant family Capsaicum) derives its bite or heat from capsaicum, a potent chemical that survives both the cooking and freezing processes. Jalapenos can be added to anything to spice it up. The fierceness does not detract from the flavor of food, it enhances its nuances and tastes.