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Black Phu Quốc pepper

Black Phu Quốc pepper

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This Phú Quôc (phu quoc) pepper comes from the Vietnamese island of Phu Quôc. Since the 1950s, the pepper has been grown in the traditional way, without chemical aids, mainly by women.

On the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc, pepper has been cultivated in the traditional way since the early nineteenth century. Pepper cultivation was introduced by the Chinese, but has been greatly improved under French management, just as happened in Kampot in neighboring Cambodia.

Phú Quốc is located in the Kiên Giang province and is the largest island in Vietnam with approximately 590 square kilometers. It is part of an archipelago of 22 islands, and is closer to the coast of Cambodia than that of Vietnam. The island has more than 100,000 inhabitants. The pepper is one of the sources of income, next to tourism and the famous nuoc mâm (fish sauce).

With government support, the traditional way the pepper is grown on Phú Quốc is cherished. From the fifties of the last century, due to political developments and the war(s), pepper cultivation has mainly become a women's affair. And is that still on many plantations.

It is a relatively small pepper in Vietnam, because it only makes up 1% of the total pepper harvest of the country, which is on average large-scale and mechanized. Unlike the pepper from Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, on the east coast, east of Ho Chi Minh City, the Phú Quốc has not yet been eligible for Geographical Indication (GI).

We offer you the white Phú Quốc pepper, Tiêu sọ đỏ Phú Quốc, the red Phú Quốc pepper, Hạt tiêu chín đỏ Phú Quốc, and this black  Hạt tiêu Phú Quốc.

Use 

The pepper has several, subtle aromas of fruit (mango/raspberry) and cocoa, among others, and a slightly sour accent. This makes the pepper suitable for all types of meat (red and white), fruit salads and dishes that contain chocolate, even desserts.

Although the pepper also combines well with white fish, squid and squid, we generally recommend the milder white Phu Quôc for those combinations.

Attributes:

  • 100% (unripe) pepper berries of the Piper nigrum 
  • protected by Vietnamese PGI label (Protected Geographical Indication)
  • origin: Phú Quốc, Vietnam

Assortment

  • available in glass, stand-up pouch and test tube
  • glass jar contains 60 grams
  • stand up 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 gift packaging section

General advice

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

Save:

  • keep your phú quốc pepper in closed packaging
  • preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
  • best before September 2026 (09/26)
  • this best before date is an indication

Would you like to know what this Phú Quốc tastes like?

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

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