How to preserve jalapeno peppers:
If you have too many jalapenos in your home garden then you are lucky. You can preserve them and use them for different purposes. Many people don’t know how to preserve jalapeno peppers effectively and they end up wasting the vegetable. Thats why im going to tell you how you can preserve when you just have too many Jalapeno Peppers.
If you are looking for ways to preserve pepper then you are exactly on the right spot. Because today I will give you some ideas which will help you preserve jalapeno pepper effectively. And you can use them for a longer duration.
Freezing jalapeno peppers:
You can freeze them as freezing will help to keep its taste for a much longer duration. To freeze jalapeno peppers pick them from your garden plants and wash them carefully. Make sure you clean them well as you may have used some insecticides etc on your garden.
Now cut the jalapenos in halves and remove the seed if you want and put them in ziplock bags or any other plastic bags. Now you can store them in your freezer. It will not lose its taste and nutrients.
Drying the jalapeno peppers:
Pick the jalapenos from the plants and then wash them to clean them from any kind of dirt or chemical you have used. Now take a small threat and needle and pass it through the jalapenos.
You can hang them somewhere safe and let them dry. After drying you can either powder them or keep them for decoration.
Pickling the pepper:
Another way to preserve the pepper is to pickle them. There are a number of ways available on the internet which will show you how to make jalapeno pickle. That way you can store them in cans and jars and use them whenever you need them.
Canning the pepper will help it to keep its nutrients and taste for much longer so it is highly recommended if you want to store you jalapeno pepper for a much longer time.
Storing them in refrigerators:
You can put the jalapeno pepper in plastic bags and put them in refrigerators but this method will not help you store them for a longer period of time.
Do store them first wash them to clean them from any kind of dirt and chemicals now take some plastic bags or you can use paper bags too if you want. Put the jalapenos in it and store them inside your refrigerator. It will help to keep them safe for a week or sometimes two weeks.
Not picking them early:
If you have a low space and you want to preserve the jalapenos. I suggest you let them hang in the shoots of your garden plants. That way they will continuously nourishment from the plant and remain healthy for a longer period of time. You will not have to worry about anything. The only problem is insects so you will have to protect them from insects.
These are some of the most popular method used by many experts to store jalapenos and use them for a longer period of time. Jalapeno preserving is not rocket science and everyone can preserve them with use of little common sense.
It is always good to store them however if they change their color or shape do not eat them. Throw them away.