Salsa Verde Avocado (MILD)
The serrano pepper (Capsicum annuum) 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 (sierras) of these regions.
This small hot chile pepper will add a lot of heat and brings a punch of important vitamins and minerals as well. Serranos are especially high in vitamins C and A, two very powerful antioxidants that fight off disease, as well as vitamin B6, important for heart health. Lots of research has been done on capsaicin, the compound in the seeds and ribs of hot peppers that causes the heat. Capsaicin is thought be a strong anti-inflammatory agent, helpful in digestion of fats, and effective against sinus infections.