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Carb Counts for Jalapeno Peppers

Carbohydrate and Nutritional Information

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Updated May 20, 2014

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Fresh, canned or smoked jalapeno peppers can spice up almost any dish. Smoked jalapeno peppers are called chipotle peppers.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Jalapeno Peppers

  • ¼ cup sliced jalapeno pepper: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus ½ gram fiber and 7 calories

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (about ½ oz): ½ grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus ½ gram fiber and 4 calories

Glycemic Index for Jalapeno Peppers

As with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of jalapeno peppers.

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Estimated Glycemic Load of Jalapeno Peppers

  • ¼ cup sliced jalapeno pepper: less than 1
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (about ½ oz: 0

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Health Benefits of Jalapeno Peppers

Although most people don't eat enough jalapeno peppers to make a significant dent in their nutritional needs, just one pepper does fill about 10% of vitamin C needs for a day. Many health benefits have been attributed to capsaicin (the substance that puts the "hot" in hot peppers), but scientific proof is lacking.

More Information About Jalapeno Peppers at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources: Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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