White voatsiperifery pepper
White voatsiperifery pepper
The Piper borbonense, a woody climbing plant, grows on the islands off the coast of Africa. In Madagascar they call this voatsiperifery, pepper (voa) of the pepper rank ( tsiperifery). The small, stalked berries are fruity and quite sharp.
The pepper variety Piper borbonense is also called the Cubeba borbonensis, because it is related to the cubeb pepper. The sharpness of this pepper is determined by pepper oil (piperine), just like black pepper and long pepper. Because of the botanical name and the link with Madagascar, it seems obvious to call the pepper bourbon pepper, but that name is already used for the fruits of the Schinus molle, a relative of the pistachio nut. This is also called Peruvian pink pepper.
The plant occurs naturally in the tropical forests of Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles, islands off the east coast of Africa, and not or hardly on the continent itself. Picking the fruits is no sinecure, the tendrils grow in the wild or semi-wild as lianas up to a height of 10 meters and more against trees. The fruits are located at the end of the tendrils on the young offshoots, high in the tendrils. The fruits are 5 mm large and round, after drying a fraction smaller (3 mm). The white peppercorns are still a fraction smaller.
Every year, about one and a half to two tons of voatsiperifery are picked in Madagascar, very little for a pepper variety. Because the fruit is only picked in the wild, there is no organic labeling from the voatsiperifery. Voatsiperifery is included in the 'Ark of Taste'.
Odor and taste
Like the cubeb pepper, the voatsiperifery is fruity and aromatic, with a hint of camphor (white voatsiperifery is less camphorous). White voatsiperifery is distinguished from other white peppers by its aroma and pungency.
The aromas of a peppercorn are released as soon as the peppercorn is ground. Do not cook the voatsiperifery for too long, even though it is known for retaining the aromas for a long time, and take maximum advantage of its special character.
White voatsiperifery can be used whole and ground. It is a versatile white pepper. Adjust your dosage to the sharp character of this special pepper.
Suitable for delicate vegetables such as courgettes, cucumbers and beans, in creamy soups and sauces and as table pepper.
- 100% pepper berries from the Piper borbonense
- wild picking - hand picked
- origin: Madagascar
- available in glass, pouch and test tube
- glass jar contains 60 grams
- standup pouches with a content of up to 30 to 500 grams
- available in 10 ml test tube
- larger quantities on request
- 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 category gift packaging
- grind your pepper shortly before use
- add the ground pepper to your preparation at the very last minute
- keep your voatisiperifery pepper in closed packaging
- preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
- best before December 2025 (12/25)
- this expiration date is an indication