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Round and encased in a pale green, thin skin, the watermelon radish has pinkish-red flesh. Turnip-shaped, this radish may grow to the size of a baseball with a long, thin root at its bottom.
Red Fresno Chile Peppers
Inventory, 10 lbs : 4.91
This item was last sold on : 03/11/14
Red Fresno chile peppers are available year round.
Red Fresno chiles AKA chile caribe or chile cera, are a mature Fresno chile pepper. It is a perennial chile pepper grown primarily as an annual. Fresno chiles are of the species, Capsicum annuum, a species of peppers native to South America. They are also the same species as jalapenos, though a different cultivar and often mistaken for jalapenos. Fresno chile peppers are used as a fresh market hot chile pepper or as a canning pepper. When canned or bottled they are often simply labeled, "hot chile peppers", leaving no reference to variety. Fresno chiles do not have a home in the dried chile market as their flesh is too thick to endure the air-drying process successfully.
Red Fresno chiles are petit but plump thumb-sized conically shaped chiles. Their skin, smooth, firm and waxy with a glossy sheen. Their flesh contains a cottony membrane which bears numerous creamy white seeds. These seeds can be dried and used to grow future crops of the peppers. Fresno chiles are considered a hot chile pepper, with flavor and heat similar to that of a jalapeno or a serrano chile. Though the seeds are hot, the flesh's cross ribs and membrane contain the compound called capsaicinoid. This single compound is responsible for the pepper's heat. As the seeds cling to the ribs and membrane they inherently absorb the heat of the capsaicinoid. The red Fresno is categorized as a hot pepper ranking between 2,500 to 8,000 units on the Scoville index. Cooking Fresno chiles brings out a smoky sweetness that is not found in its raw form.
Fresno chiles have an incredible amount of nutritional and health benefits. Chilies are packed with Vitamins A and B, have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and prevent blood clots, control blood sugar/insulin levels after meals, possibly effectively preventing Type 2 Diabetes and are essentially calorie free. Studies have shown hey may prevent prostate cancer by actually convincing cancer cells to kill themselves through a process called apoptosis. Capsaicin, the compound behind the chili's heat, is an anti-inflammatory agent as well as a natural pain reliever. For the calorie counters, chiles are calorie free and they increase metabolic rates.
Fresno peppers can be used as an accompaniment to dishes or as the main ingredient. They can be added to salsas, used in relishes, fire roasted and stuffed with cheeses, potatoes, seafood and meat. The can be used as a topping for tostadas, burgers, sausages and hot dogs. Fresno chiles can be used in recipes that you would otherwise consider jalapenos or serranos. They can be added to ceviches and marinades, used as the base for sauces such as romanesco and rojo cream sauces.
The Fresno chile is a rather young variety of chile peppers. It was developed and released for commercial cultivation by Clarence Brown in 1952. Brown named the chile "Fresno" in honor of Fresno, California. Brown is also credited for developing the smaller conical "Cascabella" chile. Fresno chiles prefer warm to hot and dry climates with long sunny summer days and cool nights for optimal growing conditions. They are grown throughout California, specifically the San Joaquin Valley, which is considered the most productive agricultural region in the world.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Marriott Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-696-0234 x6051|
|Cafe 21 Downtown||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Praline Patisserie||San Diego CA||619-995-8048|
|Cowboy Star||San Diego CA||619-450-5880|
|Cantina Mayahuel||San Diego CA||619-283-6292|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|The Oceanaire Seafood Room||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Whisknladle||San Diego CA||858-551-7575|
|Mastiff Sausage Company||Escondido CA||760-504-3834|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-278-8175|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Ballast Point Brewing - Little Italy Brewery||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Soda & Swine||San Diego CA||619-269-7632|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Gauchito Grill||San Marcos CA||858-705-1747|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Tender Greens-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-226-6254|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Akinori||San Diego CA||619-220-4888|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|The Oceanaire Miscellaneous||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab House||San Diego CA||858-453-2583|
|Horizon School-Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5599|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|The Shout House||San Diego CA||619-231-6700|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room||San Diego CA||619-752-0081|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
Recipes that include Red Fresno Chile Peppers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|What Did You Eat?||Wok Tossed Salmon with Red Fresno Chiles and Basil|
|Cake and Commerce||Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Jam|
|Food 52||Fresh Sriracha|
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Publix Super Market at Northshore Town Center
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About 228 days ago, 7/27/13
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About 378 days ago, 2/27/13
Spotter's comments : Spicy and sweet Fresno chile peppers are perfect paired with pork belly and spinach on PrepKitchen's scrumptious flatbread!