Wild Pepper, from Madagascar
Wild Pepper from Madagascar (Voatsiperifery)
Wild Pepper, from Madagascar
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Wild Pepper, from Madagascar

Piper Borbonese

Also Known as: Voatsiperifery, Bourbon Pepper, Tail Pepper, Treetop pepper

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Discover the magic of Madacascan Wild Pepper (or Voatsiperifery) which grows exclusively in the rainforests of Southeast Madagascar. Discovered by several renowned chefs and used as their secret ingredient, Madacascan Wild Pepper really can make a dish stand out.

We manually select only the finest red Wild Peppers (the red pepper variety is an indication of ripeness or maturity). Grind a little onto your dish and let the magic unfold!

What Does It Taste Like?

Extremely aromatic with a subtle, lingering heat. Aromas are earthy, floral, woody, citrus, peppery. The heat is pleasant, gentle, rich, and builds slowly.

How Is It Used?

Used as a direct substitute for Black Pepper and mostly as a final touch rather than during the cooking process.

  • Fantastic when added to rubs and marinades for meat, fish, and poultry.
  • Pairs beautifully with red wines.
  • Goes well with vegetables, salads, fresh cheese (especially white cheeses and goat cheese).
  • Sprinkling it on fruit (melons, strawberries, cherries, apples and pears) can really surprise and delight.
  • Some great chefs like to combine it with chocolate.

This rare and little known pepper is hand harvested only once a year and comes from the seed of fruit that only grows on young, recently grown shoots of the vine. The pepper must be hand-harvested via ladders that reach up to 20 meters into the rainforest's heights - giving it the nickname "pepper of the peaks."

HEALTH BENEFITS 
  • Stimulates digestion: Piperine eases the digestion process and stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid (HCl), which helps to digest protein in food.
  • Relieves cold and cough. Being rich in vitamin C, this pepper has antibacterial properties that can help alleviate a cold. It can also help alleviate chest congestion.
  • Encourages weight loss. Contains phytonutrients in its outermost layer, which help to breakdown fat cells and also increase metabolism.
  • Fantastic when added to rubs and marinades for meat, fish, and poultry.
  • Pairs beautifully with red wines.
  • Goes well with vegetables, salads, fresh cheese (especially white cheeses and goat cheese).
  • Sprinkling it on fruit (melons, strawberries, cherries, apples and pears) can really surprise and delight.
  • Some great chefs like to combine it with chocolate.

Used as a direct substitute for Black Pepper and mostly as a final touch rather than during the cooking process.

Popular Dishes:

  • Savory: Beef Carpaccio with Peppercorns Pepper.
  • Sweets: Chocolate mousse and Forest Pepper custard.

      To enjoy your wild pepper for years, keep it dry in an airtight jar, and store it in a cool place away from heat and direct light.