Can Jalapeño peppers be frozen?


Yes, peppers can easily be frozen and they don't need any pre-treatment.

Tips for freezing peppers

  • You can remove the seeds before freezing to make them ready to use. The peppers will be softer when thawed, so it will be harder to remove seeds afterward.
  • Be sure to package them well to avoid the pepper flavoring impacting your other frozen foods and freezer burn.
  • Handle the peppers with gloves!

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