Piment d'Espelette 250 grams
Piment d'Espelette 250 grams
Piment d'Espelette is a coarsely ground chili pepper from the French Basque Country. Here in the original affordable 250 gram packaging. Ezpeletako biperra is a unique chili pepper with a unique taste and a pleasant spiciness.
The pepper is named after the place where it has been cultivated for centurieswd, and where an annual festival in honor of the chili pepper is held: Espelette, in the French-Basque Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The cultivation of chili peppers in this area dates back to the mid-17th century, when the chili pepper was introduced to Europe from South America.
From this 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 peppers are coarsely ground. Te particles may be a maximum of 5 mm in size. The Bessouats maalso make a paste (purée)from and process it it in various other products, of which we only sellgelée. All Bressouats products carrytheir brand name, Segida.
Piment d'Espelette has been allowed to carry the designation appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) since 2000, and since 2002 it has also been the only French spice to carry the European appellation d'origine protégée (AOP). Provided that it is sold under the supervision of the Syndicat du Piment d'Espelette. Every year, the cultivation is assessed by this Council on the quality criteria of the Basque and European label.
How good this pimento from Segida is is evident from the many awards it has won, including the medal d'Argent at the Salon international d'agriculture in Paris in 2018.
Our Piment d'Espelette was grown with care and lovewd on the Ferme Conchoinea, a plot of approximately 4 hectares located in Aïnhoa in the French Basque Country. The harvest takes place in October/November, after which the peppers are immediately processed. We only offer these in the original packaging. It is not permitted to repackage Piment d'Espelette under the official name and under the AOP label. Beware of counterfeiting. Unfortunately, repackaging does happen!
The Piment d'Espelette is indispensable in Basque cuisine, where it is used, among other things, in 'piperade'. In the Basque Country people mainly use Espelette, rarely black pepper.
- 100% Gorria pepper (Capsicum annuum var gorria)
- from Aïnhoa, French Basque Country (Pays Basque)
- packaged on the farm, no allergens
- latest harvest (2022/23) - no harvest 2023/24 expected due to hail damage
- in original glass jar (40 grams)
- in original bag with a content of 250 grams
- keep the Piment d'Espelette cool, and not in direct sunlight;
- After opening, the powder has a shelf life of at least three months, provided it is stored in a closed container and in the refrigerator between 3 and 5° C
- end of 2024 (unopened package, at room temperature)