Technically not a pepper at all, but rather the dried fruit of the evergreen tree Schinus Molle.
Surprisingly sweet and not spicy, the berries are tender and delicate - and should be eaten whole or coarsely crushed.
AROMA: Flavors range from sweet and fruity to notes of woods, juniper, and herbs.
PACKING SIZE: 2.82 oz. (330 ml Jar) or 9.35 oz. (1000 ml Jar)
The Pink Peppercorn is a spice anomaly. Not actually a peppercorn at all, but rather a berry from the shrub Schinus, more commonly known as the Peruvian peppertree. Only fruits from the Piper nigrum plants can truly be called a “peppercorn”. In fact, the plant these berries are derived from cashew tree, and can potentially cause allergic reactions in individuals with tree nut allergies. That aside, it’s a stunning and delicious ingredient, that we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on!
The flavor of the Pink Peppercorn is incomparable. There really isn’t anything else like it. The outer fluorescent shell of the berry sloughs off and inside is the pungent and punchy inner core. Initially, the flavor is quite sweet. Those hints of sweetness give way to a complex flavor profile of juniper and spruce, spiced woodsy notes, and earthy forest flavors. One important note of distinction, this “peppercorn” should not be ground. It’s too delicate for a grinder, and would just end up as a mashed paste. Better to use the berries whole, as a beautiful vibrant garnish, or crushed very gently to release their aromas.
We encourage you to give this unique ingredient a try! It’s guaranteed to quite literally brighten your dishes and contribute a pop of something spectacular and out of the ordinary. Your guests deserve something different, and we’re here to help you give it to them!