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Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeno Peppers

One of the most commonly used chile peppers in the United States, medium-to-hot jalapeños are available fresh and jarred. When dried and smoked, they are known as chipotles.
Jicama

Jicama

Popular in Mexico, this root vegetable has a crisp texture that remains crunchy even when cooked. Its white flesh has a subtle flavor that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Apples make a good substitute in recipes that call for raw jicama, while water chestnuts can be substituted for cooked.

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