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Texas State Pepper

Ripening jalapeno peppers - click to see all food symbols
Ripening jalapeño peppers - photo © Ian-S on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works. See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Jalapeño

Texas designated the jalapeño as state pepper in 1995. The US demand for jalapeños rises every year due to the popularity of Mexican and Tex Mex foods. On a hot pepper "heat index", the jalapeño is considered mild. Texas ranked first in the production of jalapeño peppers nationwide in 2000.

Jalapeno pepper plant - click to see all state food symbols
Jalapeño peppers on the plant - photo © Satrina0 on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works. See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.
Source:
Links:
Jalapeno Peppers: All Creatures.org
History of Mexican & Tex-Mex Food: Food Timeline
Recipes: Jalapeno Cafe
Texas State Symbols: Texas State Library
Chiltepin: the other Texas State Pepper
Chili - Texas State Dish
All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays

    

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artist - bird
bread - cooking  
dinosaur - dog  
dish - snack
fabric - tartan
folk dance
fish - insect
flag - pledge
flower - plant
gem - stone
hall of fame
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sport - vehicle
metal - molecule
name - nickname
pastry 1 2 - nut
pepper 1-2 - fruit
plays - railroad
reptile - shell
seal -quarter - motto
ship -tall ship
shrub 1-2
song 1-2
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