Whole Wild White Pepper - Voatsiperifery, Madagascar
The Voatsiperifery is the fruit of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae botanical family. It grows on tall trees in the tropical forest, in the hot and humid regions in the south-east of the island of Madagascar where it is harvested by village communities. It can also be found on Réunion and Mauritius.
It is a small peppercorn with a small caudal appendage. It comes in three colors, corresponding to the different stages of ripening: black, white and red.
It is a rare product because the harvest is always difficult and the vines are sometimes inaccessible, growing up to twenty meters high.
This wild pepper is less powerful than black or white pepper. Crush it at the time of use. A coarse grind enables the aromas to be fully developed. Avoid aggressive cooking which makes it bitter and spicy and makes the more subtle flavours disappear. Preferably crush it directly onto your dish when it is served. Despite its exuberant aromatic character, these peppercorns are very easy to use.
This is a rare and sublime pepper. It is a tedious job to remove the outer skin of these tiny grains, to keep just the kernel with its subtle and delicate aromas. With its lightly smoky, citrus, aniseed notes with a lovely tarragon presence, you can understand that it is a rare pepper.
Net weight: 80 g / 2.82 oz.
Packaging: Tin can
100% whole wild white voatsiperifery peppercorns
Keep away from light, heat and moisture.
Botanical: Piper borbonense
Item dimensions: Ø7.5 x 5.5 cm / Ø2.95 x 2.16"
Shelf life: 4 years
With seafood, oysters, shellfish, crustaceans, white fish, poultry, veal, pork.