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White Penja Pepper PGI

White Penja Pepper PGI

Normal price €9,05 EUR
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The white Penja pepper is a medium-sized, aromatic pepper for lovers of a robust white pepper. The pepper is very fragrant and fruity, thanks to the mineral-rich, volcanic soil of the Penja valley. Absolutely without pesticides and without fertilizers.


Penja pepper is the first and so far only pepper variety that is professionally cultivated on African soil. That has only happened since the fifties of the last century, when the pepper was introduced there.

Moreover, this pepper is the first product on the African continent to be awarded the European Indication géographique protégée (IGP) label. This label applies to all peppers grown in the Penja valley, and means that they are the only ones allowed to bear that name.

Since the introduction of the pepper plant, pepper cultivation in Cameroon has really taken off, and in recent years it has become clear how a good product tells its own story. Not only the production has risen sharply in recent years (although it is still a 'small' pepper with 300 tons per year), also the price on the market. More and more farmers are switching from the less profitable cultivation of cocoa and coffee to that of pepper.

The special thing about the Penja pepper is the result, a particularly tasty pepper according to French gastronomes and chefs, who are very fond of the pepper from the former French colony.

The pepper is picked when it is ripe (red). The PGI rules prescribe how the white pepper is produced, in barrels filled with drinking water in which the red husks come off after 7 to 10 days and float to the top in the barrels. This makes it easy to separate the white core and red pepper skin, after which the pepper is dried in the sun. Light fermentation takes place during the maceration, which gives the penja pepper its unparalleled taste palette.


Suitable for delicate vegetables such as zucchini, cucumbers and beans, in creamy soups and sauces and as table pepper.


  • 100% peeled pepper berries from Piper nigrum 
  • Protected by African PGI label (Protected Geographical Indication)
  • origin: Cameroon, Penja valley (Moungo)


  • available in glass, pouch and test tube
  • glass jar contains 75 grams
  • standup pouches with a content of up to 30 to 500 grams
  • available in 10 ml test tube
  • larger quantities on request

Gift Wrap

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

General advice

  • grind your pepper shortly before use


  • keep your kampot pepper in closed packaging
  • preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
  • best before June 2025 (06/25)
  • this best before date is an indication
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