Use crushed hot peppers to add heat, color and flavor to many dishes, including soups, dressings and marinades. Crushed Jalapenos also rehydrate well for use in salsa. Our regular crushed red pepper is like the peppers served in Italian restaurants. The crushed Jalapeno is medium hot to hot, with a relative heat rating of approximately 50,000 hot units. Handle all chile peppers with caution.