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National Pepper Month

Did you know that November is National Pepper Month? Peppers are must-haves in many dishes, ranging from salads to pasta, to tacos. If you’re a pepper lover, now is the time to celebrate your favorite food. To learn more about National Pepper Month, keep on reading.

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In 5000 BC, pepper became domesticated as a crop in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico. Years later, after Columbus traveled to Mexico, he brought back peppers to Europe. In the 1600s, pirates also found a love for peppers when traveling throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

In 1896, stuffed peppers made their first appearance in a printed cookbook. Then, in 1912, the Scoville scale was created. Wilbur Scoville created this scale as a way to measure the intensity and heat of peppers. 

Sure, you’ve probably seen green, yellow, orange, and red peppers, but did you know peppers also come in black, brown, white, and purple? When you want to dry peppers out, you can hang them. Hanging peppers is also believed to bring health and good luck in some cultures. If you want to get the most nutrients possible out of peppers, eat them raw in a salad or by themselves as a snack.

If you’re wondering how to celebrate National Pepper Month, there are many ways you can do so. You can get creative and make your own hot sauce, you can take a pepper class, or you can prepare a recipe with peppers. You can also dine at Jalisco Mexican Grill. Order a pepper dish from our restaurant, whether you want fajitas or stuffed jalapenos.

In the mood for some peppers? If you are, make sure to make your way to Jalisco Mexican Grill this National Pepper Month! We are located at 8389 S Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, and we hope to see you here soon.


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