Pepper, Long

Long pepper fell out of favor in the culinary world when black pepper usurped its popularity, followed by the next love affair with chile peppers, brought back and instantly embraced, from the New World. Since the entire world has now become our oyster, you get to choose what will be popular in your kitchen and to your taste buds! To that end, this form of pepper, is certainly worth a try, it has a complexity that might delight you.


Spice Region
Inline map thailand vietnam

We might choose to describe this variation of pepper, Piper Longum, as spicier than black peppercorns. We don't mean hotter, rather, with more spice overtones. While you will get the heat and earthiness you get from black pepper, you will also detect hints of some of the spices we think of as baking spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. And while those might be baking spices in this country, in other parts of the world such as India, they are the key spices in many spice blends, or masalas, used for savory purposes.  Earthy, heat, a hint of sweetness, with a lingering cooling, makes this a very interesting spice to play with. It pairs well with all sorts of meats, many vegetables, stews, even spicy, fruity dessert dish. While you can infuse its flavor by using it whole in a stew or slow roasted lamb dish, it typically is ground before using, much like black pepper, to bring out its essential oils and flavors.  

Collections: Pepper Peppercorns

Related products

These organic peppercorns are picked just before they are ripe, sun-dried and then sterilized with steam to preserve the strong, aromatic... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
This French-style peppercorn blend is inspired by green peppercorns’ popularity among French cooks, making this a great mix for people... Size Options
$7.83 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
These small, dark berries pack an aromatic punch with citrus and pine flavors and quite a bit of heat. Grown in Indonesia’s mountainous... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
This festive blend combines all the subtle flavor variations of black, white, green and pink peppercorns. It’s a popular choice for... Size Options
$6.71 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)