Peppercorns, Pink, Whole
Bulk Herbs: Pink Peppercorns, Whole
Format: Whole Peppercorns
Size: 1 oz package
Also Known as: Schinus terebinthifolius, Brazilian peppertree, Red Peppercorn, Florida holly, Christmas berry, rose pepper, pimiento rosa
Farming Type: Normal
The pink peppercorn comes from a sprawling shrub that can grow quite large if the conditions are optimal. It has vine like branches with small white flowers and small pinkish red berries. It is native to tropical and sub tropical climates like South America, the Caribbean, Africa and many islands in the Pacific Ocean. It was introduced to Florida in the 1840’s and has since become classified as a pest by the Exotic Pest Plant Council (EPPC). The berries are not true peppercorns, but are most often used as an exotic pepper substitute, and it may be found blended in conjuncture with other types of peppercorns in what is known as a Rainbow Pepper Blend. When eaten by themselves they have an almost tart taste with a slight sweet aftertaste.
The pink peppercorn can be used in the same fashion as any peppercorn and It goes particularly well with vegetables, poultry, and fish. The whole dried berry, which is either freeze dried, or packed in brine or water are used. Those packed in brine or water usually have a dull green hue to them.
The sweet and spicy flavor has become a recent favorite of chefs all over the world. Its taste is often described as a fruity, making it a wonderful complement for fruit sauces, vinaigrettes, and even desserts. It has also been used as an ingredient in some Chilean wines, and as a flavoring in syrups. It should not be confused with its close relative, Schinus molle, which is poisonous.
Note: Taking too much pepper may upset the stomach.
Pepper has strong protective qualities in Magic. It can be added to amulets to keep away the evil eye and it can also be used in a personal amulet to free your thoughts from pettyness and envy. When ground down with salt and spread accross the property it keeps away evil.
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