Nutrition for Jalapeno

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Jalapeno Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of jalapeno (5.6 grams or 0.2 oz) contains 2 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Jalapeno consist of 92% water, 7% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of total fat or protein.

Jalapeno is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including Vitamin C and potassium.

In one tablespoon of jalapeno:

  • Calories: 2
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 0.2 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in jalapeno.

See the Jalapeno Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Peppers, jalapeno, raw.

Calories in Jalapeno

Jalapeno has 2 calories per tablespoon or 36 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

80 percent of calories in jalapeno are from carbohydrates and 20% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 80% of the calories in jalapeno are from carbohydrates. The carbs in jalapeno are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (50% and 50%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of jalapeno contains 1% of recommended daily values or 0.2 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in jalapeno.

Calories from Fat

Jalapeno does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Jalapeno is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in jalapeno are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol or monounsaturated fat in jalapeno.

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Protein in Jalapeno

A single tablespoon of jalapeno contains 0.1 grams of protein. Jalapeno is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.05 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in jalapeno.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Jalapeno

An good source of nutrients, jalapeno contains abundant amounts of Vitamin C and potassium. In fact, a single tablespoon of jalapeno contains 9% of recommended daily values or 6.7 mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in jalapeno (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 3 ug
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 6.7 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.2 mg
  • Folate: 1.5 ug
  • Vitamin k: 1 ug
Minerals in jalapeno (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 0.7 mg
  • Potassium: 14 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 0.8 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1.5 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 0.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, thiamin, pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in jalapeno.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Jalapeno [3]

Jalapeno contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoids luteolin and quercetin. In one tablespoon of jalapeno:

  • beta-carotene: 32 ug
  • alpha-carotene: 4 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 48 ug
  • luteolin: 0.08 mg
  • Quercetin: 0.29 mg

Jalapeno Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Jalapeno in Cooking

Jalapeno is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Jalapeno can be consumed raw and is often seeded, chopped, minced or sliced before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two jalapenos.

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