you pick from TRAPPEY'S® line
of pickled products, you're selecting a brand with
over 100 years of experience. TRAPPEY'S is
the pickled pepper expert! Our unique cold-packed process
ensures the freshness of peppers and the color-coded
lids and labels make it easy for you to choose your
favorite hot or mild pepper!
Did you know that peppers, both
hot and mild, contain an ingredient that can actually
make you feel better? It's called capsaicin, and it's
a natural stimulant that causes the release of endorphins.
(Endorphins are the body's natural painkiller, and
can create a sense of well-being, increase the heart
rate and speed up metabolism.) It's no wonder that
peppers can actually be habit-forming!
The degree of heat of the pepper
is measured in Scoville Units (S.U.) which is simply
a measure of the capsaicin concentration. Pure capsaicin
equals 15 million S.U. The color and shape of the pepper
are significant tothe S.U. level...the redder the pepper,
the riper and therefore milder and fruitier it is.
And peppers with wider "shoulders" tend to
These shiny, yellow peppers are available in
TRAPPEY'S Whole Mild peppers or sliced
hot rings. Petite banana peppers have no capsaicin,
therefore no head. Larger banana peppers, from
which the hot rings are made have a Scoville
rating of 1,500-6,000. Both peppers are best
used in salads and sandwiches.
This is an elongated and sharply pointed bright
red pepper with a taste that is tart and smoky
with a hint of tomato. Different varieties product
different heat levels which may very greatly from
the milder ones at 3,500 S.U. to the hotter ones
at 50,000 S.U. The cayenne pepper is a staple in
southern cooking and is used in several TRAPPEY'S pepper sauces.
Cherry - Named after its
shape, this pepper is available in both mild and
hot products. Cherry peppers are dark green to
red in color and heat levels vary from no heat
to 3,500 S.U. This pepper is mot commonly used
as a garnish for tuna, chicken or garden salads
and, as an ingredient in salsa.
Okra - The pod
of the okra is a tapering green fruit of two to
four inches long. The fresh fruit is a staple in
many Creole dishes like gumbo, and when okra is
pickled it is often eaten right from the jar. As
a garnish for tomato juice or a Bloody Mary, the
okra gives drinks a tangy twist. While not a member
of the pepper family, TRAPPEY'S cocktail okra varies
from 0 S.U. for mild to 100 S.U. for hot.
Jalapeño - Most popular
and recognizable of all peppers, the jalapeño
has a Scovill rating of 900 - 5,000. With its tangy
and slightly sour tast, it is used most commonly
on nachos, in salsa, stews, breads, sauces and
dips, and chopped to mix with ground beef. The
green jalapeño is available in whole and
sliced in the TRAPPEY'S pickled pepper line and
is used in CHEF MAGIC JALAPEÑO pepper sauce.
The red jalapeñ0 is used in TRAPPEY'S pepper
sauces because of its mature sweet taste.
Pepperoncini - This wrinkled,
tapered and curved pepper is essential to salads
and available in two varieties. The yellowish hotter
Greek import named TRAPPEY'S TEMPERO® has a
Scoville rating of 100-500. The milder, green mainstay
of Italian and antipasto salads, the TRAPPEY'S DULCITO®, has no Scoville rating.
Fe Grande - This tapered,
bluntly pointed yellow pepper is included under
the TORRIDO® label of the TRAPPEY'S line of
peppers. The Santa Fe Grande is a cross between
the Floral Gem and the Hungarian Yellow Wax Hot
Pepper. It is a good substitute for jalapeños
in salads, cooked meats or sprinkled on tacos and
enchiladas. This pepper has a Scoville rating of
2,500 - 5,000.
Serrano - The serranos
are long, slightly curved, bright green peppers
with crisp biting heat. One of the most popular
peppers, it has a flavor that is highly acidic,
and somewhat sweet and citrusy. Its popularity
has risen because it is mor flavorful than
the jalapeño. With
it's Scoville rating of 10,000 to 23,000, the
serrano is a common Mexican cure for stomach
ailments. TRAPPEY'S SERANO® brand is commonly
eaten as a snack or hors d'oeuvre or as an
ingredient in meat, poultry, seafood and egg
Tabasco - These small, bright
yellow-green or red peppers have a sharp biting
heat of 25,000 - 50,000 S.U. with hints of celery
and green onion flavors. The tabasco peppers are
used in two forms in the TRAPPEY'S line. In the
pickled pepper state, the green tabasco PEPPERS
IN VINEGAR, as well as the juice, are used to spice
up almost every meal. The fully matured red peppers
are used in several TRAPPEY'S pepper sauces.