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This is our Doomsday Serrano Pepper Seeds page. It tells how many Serrano pepper seeds one would need on hand in an emergency situation.
The Serrano pepper is a type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper is a reference to the mountains of these regions.
A cup of Serrano peppers is about 34 calories. On a 1200 calorie diet, you would need about 36 cups of peppers a day. If you eat this many Serrano peppers in a day, you would get sick. There is too much "heat" in this pepper.
One can get a lot of good health benefits from eating Serrano peppers, but in moderation.
The Serrano pepper is said to be about 5 times hotter than the jalapeño pepper. The seeds and membranes of Serrano peppers contain most of the capsaicin, the compound that produces the “heat”.
Serrano peppers are hot enough to irritate the skin on the hands and it can be painful if their juice comes in contact with the eyes. So, wear some gloves when working with Serrano peppers.
Serrano peppers mature green but if left on the vine until they are red, they will be better tasting and have more "heat".
Serrano peppers are often used to add considerable heat to salsas and sauces and can be used with or without their seeds. While they do not need to be peeled, these peppers should be roasted before adding to sauces.
Serrano peppers can be eaten fresh or dried, pickled or canned. In the case of fresh they will last about 7 to 10 days depending on the temperature. Stored they will last about 12 to 18 months.
You can get about 50 peppers off one plant so ten plants should be enough to provide all the Serrano peppers you want or need. If you keep the plants from freezing, they will continue to produce for about 3 to 4 years.Also you may want to produce enough to "trade" since in a doomsday scenario, actual money will have little value. You will need special tools and other supplies if you wish to can or pickle your Serrano peppers. You can check the internet for these.
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