Sumatra Long Pepper, organic
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A complex interplay between heat, sweetness and spicy notes
Long pepper deserves a place in your spice cabinet as it is truly special! Use it where you would normally use black pepper or chili.
What does long pepper taste like?
The flavour of long pepper is most like black pepper, even though it is much spicier and complex. This is because it isn’t as spicy that it dampens the other flavour notes. Long pepper has a slightly burnt aroma, but also sweet notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. This mix makes the spice extremely interesting to work with both for salty and sweet dishes.
How to use long pepper?
Historically, long pepper has been used in the same way as normal black pepper. Try it in marinades, in stews and pickling or in soups, just as you would use normal black pepper. Long pepper is used whole, butcan also be broken or crushed in a mortar.
In the South Asian kitchen long pepper is used to flavour lentil dishes and pickles. Long pepper is also suited to earthy ingredients such as artichokes, mushrooms and asparagus. The burnt tones make long pepper popular in the fantastic Asian BBQ kitchen for marinades or rubs, often with spicy flavours. Long pepper is also use in
tea with honey.
Where does it come from?
Our long pepper is organically grown, hand-picked and sorted by small scale farm cooperatives in southern Sumatra. Long pepper grows on a vine where the fruits are like lights, almost like a vertical ball. It primarily grows in India and Indonesia but is also found in other parts of Asia and Afrika. It is harvested green and it brown or black when dried.
Historically long pepper has been more common than been pepper. It was Roman kitchen that primarily appreciated its heat and sweetness. Both chili and pepper have both been more commonly available in modern times. Both the Ayurvedic and Chinese
treatment culture have use pepper for centuries.
Sumatra Long Pepper
Ingredients: Sumatra long pepper
Net weight: 40 g
Storage: In a dark, dry and airtight space
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