On the Street - Peppered Up

IQF Jalapeno Peppers from Van Drunen Farms (VDF) are the perfect ingredient to kick up the flavor in a variety of food applications. The jalapeno is the best-known hot pepper in the U.S. While it may be small in size, it is strong in flavor. And, from a nutrition standpoint, these little firecrackers are low in fat, carbs and protein, and a good source of vitamins C and A, and folate. Jalapeno peppers are a culinary staple for many. By using them in IQF form, all the hard work is done—the cleaning, slicing and chopping—simply add to a product. Use IQF Jalapeno Peppers to spice up salsas, salads, sausages and frozen entrees. Van Drunen Farms uses local, domestically grown jalapeno peppers, in season, that are harvested and processed within hours to ensure the freshest product available. The company also processes quality raw jalapeno peppers from Mexico for a dependable year-round supply. These select, fresh jalapenos are individually quick-frozen and conveniently packaged to preserve the fresh flavor, color, nutrition and piece identity of this piquant pepper. All VDF ingredients are fully tested, and in-process, micro-control steps are followed to ensure a clean product. IQF Jalepeno Peppers are offered in dices, strips and puree, with customization available. Van Drunen Farms, 815-472-3100, www.vandrunenfarms.com

From the February 16, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition