Pink peppers are dried berries of the plant Schinus molle but are similar to peppercorns in both shape and flavour.
Pink peppers are packed with anthocyanins which possess anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties (source: “Analysis of the Chemical, Antioxidant, and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Pink Pepper (Schinus molle L.).”, Kim, Min Jeong et al., Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 10,7 1062. 30 Jun. 2021, doi:10.3390/antiox10071062). This is why it has been traditionally used as a natural remedy for colds, coughs and asthma.is considered as a natural remedy for its antiseptic, disinfectant and diuretic properties. They are also packed with anthocyanins which possess antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, anthocyanins. In addition to all of the that, pink peppercorns are chewed as a simple remedy for colds, coughs and asthma.
When using pink pepper you should not use a pepper mill, just crush them with a knife or a spice grinder as they break quite easily. When using high heat or a long cooking time, it's best to add the pepper towards the end to preserve its full flavour.
Warning: If you are allergic to tree nuts, pink peppercorns are related to cashews and can cause anaphylactic reaction. Pink peppercorns can also be toxic when used in large quantities.
Sweets: Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta with Macerated Cherries, Chocolate Pots De Creme with Pink Peppercorns and Himalayan Sea Salt, Pink Peppercorn Sugar & Spice Cookies.
Store whole peppercorns in a sealed container in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat to preserve flavour.