Fresno Pepper

Shaped like small, plump, red thumb-like cones, these chiles have a smooth waxy skin coated with a glossy luster. The flesh is home to numerous white seeds that contain the pepper's heat. Considered a relatively hot pepper, the fresno is comparable to a jalapeno or serrano in heat. when cooked, the fresno pepper takes on a smoky sweetness that is otherwise comprimised by heat. 

Like other chiles, the fresno pepper is packed with vitamin A. They are most commonly added to salsas, used in relishes, fire roasted, stuffed, and used as toppings for tostadas, burgers, and hot dogs.

This chile is comparatively young, being first cultivated commercially in 1952 in Fresno, California.  

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 20
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbs: 0g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 80%
  • Vitamin C: 255%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available year round.

Also Known As

Do not wash until use. Store in refrigerator at 4- to 45 degrees for up to two weeks.

  • Red Fresno
  • Green Fresno


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