Long Pepper (Cambodia)
Ingredients: Long Pepper
A slightly sweet yet spicy pepper.
Absent, except for cross-contamination.
May contain traces of sesame, celery, mustard, soy.
- Origin Cambodia
- Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
€158.75 / kg
Olivier Rœllinger's words
Long Kampot pepper is a ‘peppercorn cousin’ and a member of the piper longum family. The small, wheat-shaped berries are strong, hot, and a little sweet with a hint of anise. They are sometimes called berber pepper or Java pepper. Ours are sourced from the Kampot region of Cambodia.
Wild long peppers (piper longum) grow in northern and southern India and are cultivated in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. The wheat-shaped berries were used in European cuisines long before true peppercorns and chile peppers arrived in the 16th century. The spice is worth revisiting today, and we use it in our ‘Poivre des Mondes’ pepper blend. In India, long peppers are used in ayurvedic remedies.