Collection: Our real peppers

In common parlance, 'pepper' is usually understood to mean either black pepper or chili pepper. But there is so much more! By true peppers we mean the fresh and dried fruits of plants belonging to the plant family Piperaceae. These are the only ones that contain the pungent substance piperine, an alkaloid similar to capsaicin, the pungent substance in chili peppers. Piperine is quite mild compared to capsaicin. Nevertheless, a pepper can be experienced as quite sharp, because other receptors are stimulated.

The most famous real pepper is, as mentioned, black pepper, the dried unripe berries of plants with the botanical name Piper nigrum. In Depeperwinkel you will find this, in addition to various family members that also contain piperine and are also used as pepper. This includes the long peppers and the tail peppers, including the wild voatsiperifery and ashanti pepper. Only the assam pepper also contains another substance that gives a narcotic stimulus. Like szechuan pepper, a pseudo-pepper.