The largest producer of green pepper is India. It is the fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant of the Piperaceae family.
The pepper plant is a vine that needs to attach itself to a support. Peppercorns emerge in bunches. During the maturation process, peppers go through 3 colours: from green to yellow to red.
Pepper is produced as follows:
- To start with, the fruit is green. If harvested and dried at this stage, you get green pepper, which is fairly mild.
- At a higher degree of maturity, the fruit becomes dehydrated and turns black when left to dry in the sun over the course of a few weeks.
- Fruit harvested when ripe is red in colour. It is then dried out of direct sunlight to prevent blackening. Pink peppercorns should not be confused with red pepper.
- To obtain white pepper, the fruit is harvested either when green or when ripe, then soaked in water to soften the pericarp, brushed and dried in the sun.
Green pepper is a mild pepper, so this spice delicately flavours your dishes.
What makes it unique is its flavour, which is fresher and more vegetable-like than black pepper. However, it should be rehydrated in liquid before use to bring out all its flavours.
Green pepper goes perfectly with fish and crustaceans as well as red meat (pepper steak sauce) and poultry.
Our pepper mills are a must-have on your table or in the kitchen.
Green pepper is mainly used in terrines for its subtle taste. It seasons game, duck and poultry dishes.
It is widely used in Asian cuisine.Where to find this product ?
This product is sold whole and should be ground in a pepper mill to preserve its flavour until it is used. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.Where to find this product ?