Frieda's Specialty Produce - Serrano Peppers


What is a Serrano pepper?

  • The Serrano is the most widely used fresh pepper in Mexico and the Southwest United States. It is most commonly seen in its green, fresh form, although red Serranos are sometimes available. It is thought to have originated in the mountain ridges or “serranias,” in Mexico. Serrano Chiles have thin skins and are not as meaty as a Jalapeño Peppers. On a heat scale of 1 to 10, Serranos rank about a 7.

How to Eat

  • Use to flavor Latin dishes, sauces, relishes, and chili; good for pickling and roasting.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose peppers with smooth, firm skins.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, unwrapped up to 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico and U.S.A.


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