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Voatsiperifery Wild Pepper Powder - Madagascar

Voatsiperifery wild pepper from Madagascar is a rare variety with a medium intensity spiciness and woody and fruity notes. It has the particularity to be associated with a wide variety of dishes and ingredients. We offer it here in powder form for daily use.

Food pairing: Fruits, chocolate, vegetables, red meats..

Packaging : 40g resealable bag - aroma preservation.

Origin - Plantations: Madagascar

"The pepper of my daily life, fruity and woody notes, off the beaten track"

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  • What is Voatsiperifery wild pepper?

    Voatsiperifery pepper (Piper Borbonense) is a variety of wild long-tailed pepper found on the island of Madagascar. It grows on the vines of the tsiperifery tree, a species of the Piperaceae family, which grows in the island's rainforests. Growing in very humid regions, it is saturated with water, which makes it fragile.

    This pepper is a rare variety, with woody and earthy notes with some citrus and floral aromas.

    Did you know that? Voatsiperifery pepper cultivation is very lucrative. It pays more than any other culture in the country.

    Harvesting Voatsiperifery pepper

    Madagascar's wild pepper harvest period is between September and December. After a long and difficult journey through the rainforest, the farmer has to climb up the pepper trees. The height of the pepper berries makes it difficult to pick. The vine that shelters the pepper climbs up to 20 m high on the tree, and the pepper concentrates on the heights of the vines.

    Some wild Madagascar pepper clusters will still be green, while others may already be too mature. It is therefore difficult to know before climbing whether a tree will produce a good harvest or not.

    Voatsiperifery pepper can be picked green or red.

    Did you know that: It takes 10 kilos of fresh berries to make one kilo of Voatsiperifiery pepper.

    David Vanille's opinion: I have chosen to offer you Voatsiperifery wild pepper powder. Ground, it retains all its woody, acidulous, spicy and spicy aromas. Best used at the end of cooking, it goes well with all types of kitchens.

    Differences between red, white and black Voatsiperifery pepper

    As with the vast majority of peppers, there are 3 types of Voatsiperifery peppers

    • Wild red Madagascar pepper is a pepper picked in late harvest. It is less spicy than Voatsiperifery black pepper, but has developed more complex aromas.
    • Black Voatsiperifery pepper was picked green and turned black when it dried. It has an intense taste.
    • White Voatsiperifery pepper is the inside of the red pepper from which the pericarp has been removed. It is in the form of a round seed and has subtle flavours.

    Madagascar's wild pepper nowadays

    The cultivation of Voatsiperifery wild pepper is very lucrative and is therefore highly coveted. The quality of this pepper is increasing the demand. To answer this question, some farmers use processes that are harmful to the species.

    A risk of deforestation

    Faced with the difficulty of reaching pepper, some growers have decided to cut the vines or their stakes to harvest the berries without having to climb. This practice, which is harmful to the natural environment, has a direct impact on soil hygrometry, with the risk of the disappearance of certain natural species, including the Tsiperifery.

    For a sustainable cultivation of wild Madagascar pepper

    Harvesting Voatsiperifery pepper without impacting the ecosystem is possible. The QualiREG network composed of researchers and members of the University of Antananarivo has been working on sustainable crop solutions. Raising awareness and supporting farmers and growing Tsiperifery is the solution to avoid deforestation and the extinction of this species.

    Other uses of Voatsiperifery wild pepper

    Madagascar Voatsiperifery wild pepper has virtues:

    • Digestive
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Antibacterials

    In particular, it is recommended to relieve gastrointestinal problems and oral infections.

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    How to use Voatsiperifery pepper powder in cooking?

    Wild pepper of a high quality, Voatsiperifery has the particularity to be easily served in the kitchen. It enhances both your sweet and savoury recipes and, once its spicy taste has disappeared, the woody and fruity aromas remain in the mouth. Madagascar wild pepper powder is used at the end of cooking to preserve all its aromas.

    Our recipe ideas with wild Madagascar pepper powder

    To make you taste our Voatsiperifery wild pepper powder, we offer a 3-course menu in which this rare pepper develops all its aromas.

    Starter: Voatsiperifery pepper shrimp fritters

    A simple entry that will delight the whole family! Shell your shrimp. Prepare a tempura paste in which you will add a little wild Madagascar pepper powder. Heat oil in a casserole dish. Dip a shrimp in the dough and heat it until the donut is golden brown. Repeat the operation, putting a maximum of 3 or 4 shrimps to cook at the same time. Serve with a sweet and sour sauce or more spicy.

    The dish: Madagascar wild pepper bone rib with bone

    Meat lovers will appreciate the combination of beef and Voatsiperifery pepper. Take your meat out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Salt. Cook the piece of beef on a grill or on the barbecue. Seize it for two minutes on each side. She must remain bleeding. Remove from heat, pepper with Voatsiperifery wild pepper powder and wrap in foil for 30 minutes. Cut and serve with an ear of grilled corn and baked potatoes. A delight and a tender meat to wish.

    Dessert: Strawberry salad with Voatsiperifery pepper from Madagascar

    With its fruity aromas, wild Madagascar pepper goes perfectly with fruit and chocolate. Here, clean your strawberries and cut them in half. Melt brown sugar in a little water and heat the mixture until a sugar coulis is obtained. Cover your strawberries with the coulis, add a few pieces of basil and a little wild Madagascar pepper powder. A quick to prepare, healthy and delicious dessert.

    How to store Voatsiperifery wild pepper powder?

    To preserve all the aromas of your Voatsperifery pepper powder, we recommend that you use a sealed container. Like many spices and herbs, Madagascar's wild pepper must be kept dry and protected from light.

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