Product information "Organic long pepper 2-5 cm | -"
Long pepper is a climbing plant with roots emerging from its shoot knots. The distribution area extends from northern India to Indonesia. The fruits, reminiscent of willow, hazelnut or birch kittens, are harvested and dried at various ripening stages, then mainly used as a spice in India but also as a remedy. Long pepper is considered to be the first type of pepper to reach Europe since ancient times and was known long before black pepper was used today. It is much more multifaceted and in the longer version sharper than black pepper, but can be used in the same way. The longer version of Long Pepper is hot and warm, with sweet and earthy overtones. It exudes an aroma of cinnamon, reminiscent of the Christmas season. Long pepper is very good for mortars or it is broken and chopped into pieces and put in a spice grinder. In sauces, broths or marinades, even when used whole, it can develop its slightly sweet flower scent. But be careful, because with increasing cooking time the sharpness increases. Characteristics: 2-5 cm large black-grey fruits reminiscent of kittens. Flavour: sweetish, spicy, with cinnamon-like components Dishes: all meat dishes, especially game, fish, stews, strong cheeses, compotes, desserts