Buy Peppercorns (Pink)
Milled and blended in Hong Kong.
Natural Pink Peppercorns from Brazil. Contrary to the name, these peppercorns aren't "true" peppercorns from the "Piper Nigrum" plant, hence it's extremely different exotic flavour and texture. It's much softer, and also delightfully sweet in comparison to most peppercorns, with a hint of spice. Due to their nature, Pink Peppercorns are very hard to cultivate, transport, store and thus extremely expensive as far as spices go. But they are well worth the effort, as this flavour can't be found anywhere else! They're so yummy, they can even be nibbled on whole!
Peppercorns (Pink) Cooking Notes:
Cuisine: French, South American, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Thai
Food Pairings: Cheese, olives, thai curries, noodles, salads
Flavour / Tastes Like: Chilli, Berry, Sweet
Serving size: 0.5 grams (approx 10 berries)
Directions for use: Infuse whole peppercorns into curries, risottos, paella. Or use as a powdered spice: crush with a knife, or in a pestle and mortar. Sprinkle towards the end of a dish for a wonderful fruity, pepper flavour.
Allergens: This plant comes from the Cashew Family - they may cause allergic reactions to those with a tree nut allergy.
Peppercorns (Pink) Technical Notes:
Quality: Grade A, Pure Grade
Also known as: Schinus terebinthifolius, BRAZIL PEPPER , POIVRE ROSE, BAIES ROSES, POIVRIER D’AMÉRIQUE, BRASILIANISCHER PFEFFER, ROSÉ-PFEFFER, PEMBEBIBER, BAIES ROSES DE BOURBON, 粉紅胡椒
Appearance: Small, light red berries, approximately 20 berries per gram.
This peppercorn is in fact not a true peppercorn - it doesn't come from the Piper genus. It gets it's name because it looks extremely similar to most peppercorns, and in fact comes from the Cashew family. Pink Peppers are much more delicate and lighter than other peppercorns. They also taste like it too - there's a hint of spice which is quickly accompanied by sweet and fruity flavours. In 1982, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States banned the import of Brazilian peppercorns from France into the US, asserting that people who eat the berries risk an array of acute symptoms. In response, the Government of France maintained that the berries are safe to eat if grown in prescribed conditions, which many of them are! The United States later lifted the ban, and is now one of the larger markets in the world for these exotic berries.
Unlike most spices, Pink peppercorns have only been discovered and grown in last century: exporting began in the late 1800's / 1900's. Their popularity spread quickly due to the exotic taste, and soon became a favourite in France and parts of South America. Now, small quantites of Pink Peppercorns are also cultivated in America, although their traditional age-old location is Peru / Brazil, which is where Regency's premium quality comes from.
*INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TERMINOLOGY.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
Very nice pink peppercorns , tasty and delicious.