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Red kampot pepper PGI

Red kampot pepper PGI

Normal price €8,35 EUR
Normal price Offer price €8,35 EUR
Unit price €139,17  per  kg
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The Cambodian red Kampot pepper is visibly sourced from the ripe, red fruit. In terms of sharpness, it is comparable to the black variant, but it is a bit sweeter. The pepper contains taste and scent notes of flowers, eucalyptus and mint. 

Temporarily limited stock. Expected very soon (on the way)

The Kampot pepper, called Mrech Kampot in Khmer, is named after Kampot, a town and region in the south of Cambodia. The peppers come from small-leaved pepper plants of the Piper variety Lampong or large-leaved plants of the Kamchay variety. 

Other peppers of the Lampong type are the Muntok pepper from Indonesian Bangka and Sarawak pepper from Borneo. Lampong peppers bear somewhat smaller berries than most pepper varieties, often of different sizes mixed together. 

The red Kampot pepper is given four months to ripen after the green peppers have been picked. This makes them sweeter and beautiful in color. 

Kampot pepper is sometimes called the world's best pepper, a reputation built in Indochinese times, when the Cambodian pepper was the first choice for any self-respecting French restaurant. Kampot is included in the 'Ark of taste'.

Our Kampot peppers come from one of the many family businesses with a pepper plantation. These belong to farmers who started growing pepper instead of rice again after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and the withdrawal of the Vietnamese. Because the Khmer Rouge had focused all their efforts on rice cultivation, the cultivation of pepper in Cambodia was virtually lost.

The pepper is grown there in a centuries-old way. The land is still irrigated in the traditional way, without the use of pesticides. Only natural raw materials from plants and crayfish are used to fertilize the land, which are found on a large scale on the many rice paddies in the area.

Why not organic? 

The reason for this is quite simple. The majority of the nearly 350 family businesses in Cambodia that grow pepper, according to PGI, are unable to meet the requirements of international organic standards, at least not without making major investments. Even though there is the option of micro-credit, this has not proven to be a feasible option for most family businesses. Most organic Kampot therefore comes from some larger companies.


In addition to the protected Kampot pepper IPG, you have recently seen more and more pepper being offered on the European market that comes from this region, but outside the quality control of the Kampot Pepper Association. 


Red kampot pepper is somewhere between black and white pepper. This makes the pepper suitable for all types of sauces, tomato dishes, white and red meat, sardines, anchovies, soups and vegetable dishes.

The pepper is a delight in sweet preparations, such as chocolate desserts and jams and red fruit desserts.


  • 100% ripe fruits (berries) of the Piper nigrum.
  • protected by the European PGI label (international: PGI)
  • origin: Kampot region, Cambodia


  • available in glass, stand-up pouch and test tube
  • glass jar contains 60 grams
  • stand-up pouches with a capacity of up to 30 to 500 grams
  • available in 10 ml test tube
  • larger quantities on request

Gift packaging

  • the jar is available in a tasteful gift packaging, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
  • for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the gift packaging section

General advice

  • grind your pepper shortly before use
  • add the ground pepper to your preparation at the very last minute


  • store your kampot pepper in closed packaging
  • preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
  • best before February 2026 (02/26)
  • this expiration date is an indication

Would you like to know what this kampot pepper tastes like??

You can also try a test tube. The tube contains enough pepper to understand the flavor essence.

Batch number

The batch number helps us trace which supply an item comes from. It is stated on the packing slip and the invoice

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