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Whole Long Pepper - 50g

Original price HK$78.00 - Original price HK$78.00
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HK$78.00 - HK$78.00
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Long Pepper, scientifically known as Piper longum, is a flowering vine native to India and Southeast Asia. It is a unique spice that belongs to the Piperaceae family, which also includes black pepper. Long pepper gets its name from its elongated, cylindrical shape, as opposed to the round peppercorns of black pepper.

The taste of long pepper is distinct and slightly different from black pepper. It has a complex flavor profile with hints of sweetness, spiciness, and a mild floral note. Long pepper is often described as having a more intense and lingering heat compared to black pepper.

Traditionally, long pepper has been used in various cuisines, especially in Indian, Indonesian, Nepalese and Okinawan cooking. It is commonly used in spice blends, curries, pickles, and masalas. Long pepper can also be ground and used as a seasoning or added to marinades, sauces, and soups.

In addition to its culinary uses, long pepper has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine for centuries. It is believed to have several health benefits.


How to use long pepper?
Long pepper can be used in various ways to add a unique and flavorful twist to your culinary creations. Here are some common methods for using long pepper:

1. Grinding: Grind long pepper using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle to create a fine powder. This powder can be used as a substitute for black pepper in recipes. It adds a slightly different flavor profile, with hints of sweetness and floral notes.

2. Spice blends: Incorporate long pepper into homemade spice blends. It pairs well with other warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Use the blend in curries, marinades, rubs, or seasonings for meats, vegetables, or grains.

3. Infused oils and vinegars: Add whole or crushed long pepper to oils or vinegars to infuse them with its unique flavor. This infused oil or vinegar can be used in dressings, marinades, or as a finishing touch to enhance the taste of various dishes.

4. Pickling: Use long pepper in pickling recipes to impart a distinctive flavor. Add whole long pepper pods to pickling brines for vegetables or fruits, allowing them to infuse with the spice as they pickle.

5. Soups and stews: Drop whole long pepper pods into soups, stews, or simmering broths to add a subtle spiciness and depth of flavor. Remove the pods before serving.

6. Herbal remedies: Long pepper has been used in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. Consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist for guidance on incorporating long pepper into herbal remedies or natural remedies.

Remember, long pepper is known for its pronounced heat and unique flavor profile, so it's advisable to start with smaller amounts and adjust according to your taste preferences. Experimentation is key to discovering how long pepper can enhance your favorite recipes and create new culinary experiences.

Ingredients: Long pepper from Indonesia

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