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Why are Jalapeños Getting Less Spicy?

Link in Bio with Jenny and Alejandro
Are jalapeños actually less spicy now? Yes. But who is to blame? Ypipo. According to a board member of New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute, processing plants are now after low-heat, “high-flavor” jalapeños.
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So we're gonna go into a spicy or not so spicy topic
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If you think jalapenos are less spicy than they used to
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be, you're not crazy.
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They actually are investigations show that there might be a jalapeno conspiracy
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to make them less spicy on purpose.
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Damn. Sounds like you know the on the white agenda
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So according to a board member of New Mexico State University's
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Chile Pepper Institute processing plants really want low heat,
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high flavor jalapenos, these processing plants then make jalapeno chips,
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dips sauces and yes,
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jalapeno poppers. Well,
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20 years ago, researchers at Texas A and M University invented
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the tame two jalapeno shiny big and not spicy.
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Some tame twos are even milder than a poblano pepper today.
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It's become one of the most popular jalapeno varieties ever.
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Eventually, the attempt to cross bread with other varieties and now
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jalapenos in the US just don't hit the same anymore.
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Meanwhile, the spicier jalapenos are losing ground and it's just
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crazy to me because like everything is becoming less spicy.
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Like these are like these are basically the trader Joe's jalapenos.
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I like making faces when I eat them like I the the
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spice level. Depends on the face.
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I me Yeah. You know if I make a crazy,
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should we both? What's the,
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what, what will get the crazy reaction?
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This one or this one,
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this one do it like oh this is not hitting at all
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another bite. I'll take another bite.
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I eat the whole thing.
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Do it, do it.
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You gotta give me time.