Cook it! Spicy peppers
Spicy peppers, including jalapenos, poblanos, Serranos and other chiles, get their heat from a compound called capsaicin. But different peppers have different heat levels, different colors and different flavors. The smaller and redder the pepper, the hotter it typically is (yet, the very hot habanero pepper is orange). Try these spicy pepper recipes—part of our Cook it! series—to add a healthy kick heat and flavor to your meals.