Are red jalapenos hotter than green ?

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I ate 2 red jalapeno pepper today and they taste like a bell pepper. Red jalapeno are sweet and not spicy. I also ate the green jalapeno from the same plant and it is hotter than the red jalapeno.

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Yes, red jalapeno are hotter than green. Jalapeno chilies progressively get hotter the older they get, eventually turning bright red. As they age, they develop white lines and flecks, like stretch marks running in the direction of the length of the pepper. The smoother the pepper, the younger, and milder it is. The more white lines, the older and hotter. Red jalapeños can be pretty hot, if they have a lot of striations, but they are also sweeter.

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