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DID YOU KNOW? The technique of smoke-drying jalapeños can be traced back to the early food preservation practices used in Mesoamerica, even prior to the Aztecs. The name comes from the Nahuati word chīlpoctli meaning smoked chili. Ripe jalapeños are chipotles. Jalapeños are green for most of the season but in the fall, at the end of the growing season, they turn bright red. Kept on the bush as long as possible, they become deep red. At this point they are picked and put through the smoking process to become chipotles. One of our favorite flavors!