ORGANIC PEPPERCORN GOURMET BLEND
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum, Schinus terebinthifolius
Ingredients: organic black peppercorn, organic green peppercorn, organic white peppercorn, organic pink peppercorn
Origin: Made in Canada.
Production: Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces berries that hang off of the plant in drupes. The berries start out green and eventually ripen to red. Green peppercorns are picked unripe and freeze-dried to preserve the colour and flavour. Black peppercorns are also picked unripe, but are then fermented and dried to obtain the deep colour and classic piquant flavour. The white peppercorns are picked when fully ripe and then treated with water before drying, which pulls off the red skin and reveals the white center. Pink peppercorns are not really related to peppercorns but came to have this name because of their visual resemblance and because they also have a peppery flavor.
Qualities: This colourful blend of peppercorns brings a beautiful aesthetic and full flavour to any dish. Peppercorns in their complete form will retain flavour for longer than ground pepper.
Common Use: This moderately spicy and pungent blend goes well with a wide variety of meals and can be used as an ingredient or garnish as desired.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: Pink peppercorns are a member of the cashew family and may cause an allergic reaction in those with tree nut allergies. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.