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Pink Berry Pearls - Madagascar

Madagascar pink berry pearls with fruity (red fruits) and sweet notes dominate. Not spicy but very aromatic. Notes of star anise, coriander and woody notes. Excellent in salads, cheese, sauces and fish.

Food pairing: Salads, white meats, fish, caramelized fruits, chocolate.

Dosage: A few berries to flavour a dish

Origin - plantations: Southeast Madagascar, Mananjary Region

Packaging: 20g resealable bag - aroma preservation.

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  • What are pink berry pearls?

    Pink Berry Pearls are the fruit of the tree called Schinus Terebenthifolius, native to South America, but introduced by Creole settlers and now growing on the east coast of Madagascar. It is also found in Peru, Brazil, South Africa, Reunion Island and New Caledonia.

    This tree can measure up to fifteen metres high, but in order to facilitate the harvesting of its fruits, it is forced to stop growing at three metres. Schinus Terebenthifolius has long been confused with pepper because of its similarities to pepper (especially in terms of its overall appearance and its fruit that grows as bunches). However, it is not part of the Piper nigrum family and, as such, cannot claim to be a "real pepper".

    The fruits from this tree are therefore not peppercorns, but berries grouped in clusters of white flowers at the beginning of their growth, then showing an increasingly bright pink color as they mature and until they are harvested.

    David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to present you pink berry pearls from Madagascar for their fruity and sweet aroma. Ideal to flavour your salty or sweet dishes.


    The harvest of pink berry pearls from Madagascar

    The colour speaks, like a signal: it is time to harvest when the berry is adorned with its reddish colour, it is able to deliver the substantial marrow of its aromatic power. The Pink Berry Pearls are harvested manually. Then, it is a question of letting them dry and finally sorting them by hand, in order to guarantee a homogeneous quality. Did you know that? The price of pink berries can be multiplied by 1 to 5 depending on the quality level. The berries are sorted into 3 categories: Grade 1: 5% defect Grade 2: 15% defect Grade 3: 30% defect

    The origins of pink berries

    Pink berries have been discovered in South America. The species Schinus Terebinthifolius originates from Brazil. It was then introduced in various countries in South America before being brought back to Madagascar in the 19th century.


    Other uses of pink berry pearls

    Pink pepper contains phosphorus, calcium and pinene. It has many benefits:

    • Acts on the respiratory tract
    • Relieves colds and bronchitis
    • Relieves cough
    • Beneficial for people with hypertension
    • Acts on nausea and bloating

    If Pink Pepper (or Pink Berries) is an excellent phytotherapeutic support, it also helps to fight diseases known more locally as Chikungunya.

    In traditional Reunionese medicine, Pink Berries are recommended to allow the female menstrual cycle to run smoothly.

    From the leaves of Schinus Terebenthifolius, an excellent essential oil is extracted to which we would attribute anti-cancer properties, moreover, the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry is creating an ever-increasing demand in this direction.


    How to use bourbon pepper in cooking?

    With a higher sugar content than other spices, and its saturation of aromas, this berry will surprise all palates with its aromatic power and voluptuousness. When tasting, you can feel the sweet and powerful aromas of pepper and star anise, without any spiciness.

    If we tend to recommend Pink Berries in the preparation of salads, sauces, white meats or fish, we sometimes forget the gustatory magic they bring in even more "simple" preparations such as in a tea (or an infusion), or in your butter that you use your sandwiches for breakfast!

    By leaving a few berries to infuse in your favourite vinegar or oil, you will obtain original and tasty flavoured vinaigrettes.

    Do you want to surprise your guests? Make your own Caribbean salt using these Pink Berries, or even by mixing the Pink Berries with Brazilian Black Pepper, or by preparing your mixture of 5 berries (a mixture that you will also find ready to use on my site).

    Advice: For a different taste experience, I advise you to roast your Bourbon Pepper berries.

    Our recipe ideas with pink berries

    Would you like to discover the aromatic sweetness of our pink berry pearls from Madagascar? Here are some recipes that will delight the palates of young and old alike.

    Starter: Tuna peaches with bourbon pepper

    A cold starter that appeals to both children and adults, tuna fishing is a sweet and sour, tasty and gourmet recipe. Make a tuna salad with natural albacore tuna, a little mayonnaise, crumbled hard-boiled egg, chives and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish half peaches in syrup with your tuna salad. Add a few pearls of pink berries. Serve chilled.

    The dish: Fillet of cod with fennel

    Cod and fennel go perfectly with pink pepper berries! In this light recipe, place the cod in baking paper. Season with salt and pepper and cover with minced fennel. Add a few roasted pink pepper berries. Wet with a little white wine. Serve with wild rice.

    Dessert: Peppered pears in the oven

    A fruity dessert that will be enhanced by bourbon pepper. Here, bake your pears in the oven and sweeten them slightly. Add a few pink pepper berries. Serve with a scoop of Madagascar vanilla ice cream. Bonus: The fruity flavours of the Pink Berry pearls call for a combination with chocolate! Let a few berries steep in a homemade hot chocolate, or add them to a chocolate mousse or cream! The sensation of pepper, the sweetness typical of this berry, without this being accompanied by spiciness, will delight the taste buds of young and old alike.

    How to store pink pepper berries

    Madagascar's pink berries can be kept dry in an airtight container.

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Pink Berry Pearls - Madagascar"

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    Nadine G. published the 20/11/2019 following an order made on 13/11/2019


    Très bon produit

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    Jocelyne L. published the 30/10/2019 following an order made on 21/09/2019


    délicat et très déco

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    Jules D. published the 04/10/2019 following an order made on 26/09/2019


    super qualite

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    Frédérique L. published the 30/07/2019 following an order made on 23/07/2019


    Goût fruité, qualité exceptionnelle... Utilisées seules, ou en mélange avec les poivres

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    Dominique F. published the 15/12/2018 following an order made on 02/12/2018


    pas encore utilisée, la qualité reste exceptionnelle!

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    Nathalie A. published the 18/11/2018 following an order made on 11/11/2018


    Je ne connaissais pas ce produit, une jolie découverte fruitée qui a ravies mes papilles

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    Sylvain L. published the 04/11/2018 following an order made on 29/10/2018


    Très belles baies roses. Parfait pour réaliser mon saumon fumé.

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    Véronique F. published the 08/10/2018 following an order made on 29/09/2018


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    Patrice L. published the 12/09/2018 following an order made on 05/09/2018


    produit d'excellente qualité

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