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Pink Berries Pearls - Madagascar

David Vanille's opinion: Fruity (red fruits) and sweet notes dominate. Not spicy but very aromatic. Notes of star anise, coriander, woody. A feminine spice par excellence that is easily used in salads, cheese, sauces and fish. The best compromise to rediscover the flavours of pepper without the spiciness.

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

Packaging: 20 gr
Other names: Pink pepper, Ruby Pearl
Origin: Southeast Madagascar, Mananjary
Region Dosage: 4 to 6 pink pearls per plate.

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    Pink Berries 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. 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 Berries 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



    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.

    This Pink Bay will conquer all your senses!

    First of all, the view that will delight in the roundness and luminous pink that Pink Bay offers. Then, touch it: take a berry between your fingers, you will be surprised by this paradox of fragility and power, it will undress easily, but will show you, when you have it in your mouth, that its aromatic power is intact! Its high concentration of essential oil will satisfy your sense of smell. Finally, when your taste buds and those of your guests feel the sweet and powerful aromas of pepper and star anise, without any spice, it is your hearing that will feel gratified by sounds such as "Mmmmm! ", "Surprising! ", "Delicious! »…

    Their aromatic power makes it possible to use them sparingly, since, in the preparation of a dish for 4 people, a teaspoon of Pink Berries will suffice to sublimate your dish!

    I advise you to place the berries on your dish at the end of cooking, in their raw form. Their very aesthetic appearance will bring a very pleasant decorative touch to all your dishes!

    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, they will leave an unforgettable memory for your guests' taste buds when you serve them salads with vinaigrette.

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

    On the palate, they are fruity, sweet berries with sweet notes of star anise and pepper. Its colour highlights sauces and dishes in white and beige.

    Les Perles de Baies Roses know how to marry deliciously with other spices, in order to offer a real synergy. Thus, surprise your guests by making your own Mad 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).

    This characteristic aromatic palette blending peppery flavours with sweet and fruity notes, without the spiciness being a barrier to tasting, makes Pink Bay the ideal spice to accustom the palate of young children to a world full of exoticism and exhaled flavours.

    In short, once you have tested them, these premium quality Pink Berries will become a must in your kitchen!



    You will have understood it, the Pearls of Pink Berries will know how to sublimate your dishes both visually and tastefully!

    They will go perfectly with many of the dishes that you already enjoy with your loved ones, as well as those for which you plan to go on an adventure.

    Savoury recipes :

    Pink Berries are ideally used in combination with white meats, fish and shellfish. Thus, you can offer a Carpaccio de Saint-Jacques with Pink Berries, or a Grenadin de Veau with Cider and Pink Berries. If you combine these berries with chives, they will be delicious in a Fish Loaf. Because of their ability to diffuse their aromatic power, it is also a good idea to incorporate the pink berries into the mayonnaise you have prepared to accompany your bulbs, shrimps and other seafood.

    In general, the Pink Berries will lend themselves to all your white sauces (Dutch, mayonnaise, béchamel,...).

    Also surprise your guests by delicately placing a few Pink Berries on slices of Foie Gras.

    These Bourbon Pepper berries also go well with vegetables, and add a sweet touch to your fresh preparations. Thus, they will enhance rather simple preparations such as a Cucumber Salad with Feta cheese or a little more elaborate like a vegetable Carry with Pink Berries and Squash Seeds.

    Keep your bag of Pink Berries close by when you plan to serve white asparagus or zucchini!

    Alongside goat and sheep's cheese, Pink Berries will bring the sweet touch that is traditionally given in some regions with jam. Thus, you can sublimate a slice of Ossau-Iraty with these Pink Berries to replace the Black Cherry Jam, or a portion of Cabécou whose acidity you can soften by replacing the honey with Pink Berries.

    Sweet recipes :

    If they are known to bring a sweet taste to different salty dishes, Pink Berries will also be able to be combined with other sweet preparations without it becoming a sugar race.

    This is how the Pink Berries will bring the best of their flavour to caramelized or roasted fruits, such as pineapple, peach, pear, and many others, to be selected according to the seasons and your desires.

    The slightly woody flavours of the Pink Berries naturally 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.



    The Pink Berries originally came from South America.

    Between the 17th and 18th centuries, Schinus Terebenthifolius was introduced by the settlers to Reunion Island (which explains its name "Poivre Bourbon", since this is how the island was called at that time. Pink Berries will be cultivated in the same way as other spices.

    Due to the proximity of Bourbon Island to Madagascar, this culture was quickly adopted by the Malagasy people in the 19th century.


    If Pink Pepper (or Pink Peppercorns) is known for its sweetness and sweet taste, it is nevertheless an excellent phytotherapeutic support.

    Indeed, it has multiple health properties such as tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and purgative powers.

    It is common to hear that Pink Pepper plays an important role in stimulating blood circulation.

    It 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 anti-cancer properties are attributed. The pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry is creating an ever-increasing demand for this.

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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


    Au top

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    Christian C. published the 13/09/2018 following an order made on 01/09/2018



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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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    Eliane V. published the 10/09/2018 following an order made on 01/09/2018


    belles baies

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    Pierre L. published the 10/09/2018 following an order made on 31/08/2018


    Rien à dire, exvellent

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    Isabelle P. published the 06/09/2018 following an order made on 29/08/2018


    de belles baies entières

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