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Allspice d'Espelette

Allspice d'Espelette

Normal price €7,45 EUR
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Our Piment d'Espelette, a coarsely ground chili pepper - called Ezpeletako biperra in Basque - is grown with care and love on the Ferme Conchoinea, a plot of about 4 hectares located in Aïnhoa in the French Basque Country.

The espelette pepper is named after the place where it has been cultivated for centuries and where an annual festival is held in honor of the chili pepper: Espelette, in the French-Basque Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The cultivation of chili peppers in this area dates back to the middle of the 17th century, when the chili pepper was introduced to Europe from South America.

From this is the Basque variety Capsicum annuum var. gorria, also called the Gorria or Biper. At the Ferme Conchoinea, Laurent and Laurence Bessouat have been growing this pepper since 1998, planting and harvesting it by hand. The particles of this coarsely ground chilli may be no more than 5 mm in size. Segida also makes a pimento paste (purée) and various other products, some of which we sell.

Piment d'Espelette has been allowed to carry the designation appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) since 2000, and since 2002 it is also the only French spice to carry the European appellation d'origine protégée (AOP). Provided that it is grown under the supervision of the Syndicat du Piment d'Espelette. Every year, the cultivation is assessed by this Council against the quality criteria of the Basque and European label.

How good this allspice from Segida is, is evidenced by the many awards it has won, including the medal d'Argent at the Salon internationale d'agriculture in Paris in 2018.

Our Piment d'Espelette is offered in the original packaging, a glass jar with 40 grams of pepper and a bag with 250 grams. Only in the original packaging! It is not allowed to use the name Piment d'Espelette for non-certified products, which is why the Espelette may not be repackaged. Unfortunately it does happen!

Use

The Piment d'Espelette is indispensable in Basque cuisine, where it is used in 'piperade', among other things. In the Basque Country people mainly use Espelette, rarely black pepper.

Attributes

  • 100% Gorria pepper (Capsicum annuum var gorria)
  • from Aïnhoa, French Basque Country (Pays Basque)
  • harvest: 2021/22

Assortment

  • in original glass jar (40 grams)
  • in original bag with a content of 250 grams (vacuumized)

General advice

  • keep the Piment d'Espelette in the original packaging cool, and not in direct sunlight;
  • after opening, the powder has a shelf life of at least three months, provided that the packaging is closed and stored in a refrigerator between 3 and 5° C

Best before:

  • end of 2023 (unopened package, at room temperature)
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