Java Long Pepper - Indonesia

Spicy flavours between cinnamon and raw cocoa. It is very fragrant with sweet, floral, fruity and woody notes. A pepper that is almost unknown today, it is however historically the first to have been imported into Europe. An amazing pepper, with a very fruity and complex aroma

Food pairing: Meat, fish, sauces, simmered dishes and desserts.

Packaging: 25 gr

Origin - Plantations: Indonesia, Java Island

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    A pepper bearing the David Vanille signature, a singular aromatic.

    Indonesian Long Pepper has a very original aromatic palette, less bitter and even sweeter than other peppers from Asia. Its very warm, sweet taste, reminiscent of cinnamon, liquorice and green anise, is accompanied by a spiciness equivalent to classic black pepper.

    It can also be used in its entire form, as crushed or grated, like a nutmeg (due to the hardness of the kitten, it will be rather difficult to try to grind it). As it likes to stand out from its peers, Java Long Pepper is also one of the only peppers that can withstand long cooking perfectly. It can therefore be used to make sauces or even infusions.

    This Indonesian Long Pepper can be said to be rather atypical on many levels.

    This Indonesian Long Pepper can be said to be rather atypical on many levels.

    First of all, and unlike other peppers, it does not grow in clusters. Secondly, its name "long pepper" comes simply from the fact that it does not come in the form of berries, but rather looks like a hazelnut kitten between 2 and 4 cm long with scales similar to those of pine cones. A multitude of small, fairly round grains, clogged and clinging to each other make up this kitten, which makes it rather hard.

    We can discover, below, that it also stands out by presenting quite original flavours compared to other peppers but also by its ability to resist long cooking times.

    This pepper is the fruit of Piper Longum, a liana of about 1 metre long, native to India and growing wild in Indonesia, on the island of Java, but also in the foothills of the Himalayas. As you will have understood, Long Pepper feels in its element in the great outdoors, in the middle of nature, it is easy to guess that it is a lover of freedom.

    Despite these differences, it is still part of the great family of piperaceae

    It is harvested before maturity and then dried in the sun - a stage during which it takes a dark hue that can turn red



    This atypical pepper will deliver its full aromatic palette to your most diverse recipes.

    It will be found in both savoury and sweet dishes, and it will make an exquisite combination with dishes that combine these two flavours.

    Savoury recipes

    Enhance the character of your meats with this Indonesian Long Pepper. It will ideally go well with a lamb-based dish, but it will also reveal itself in a pâté, an osso-bucco, and, because of its resistance to long cooking, it will enchant your traditional dishes (stewed beef, beef bourguignon, sauerkraut, etc.). Added to meat juice, or infused for all your sauces, it will delight your guests' taste buds. You can also make this pepper an essential part of your marinades.

    Enhance your fish papillotes by adding a whole kitten (possibly broken into 2 or 3 pieces) of Indonesian Long Pepper.

    On the vegetable side, it will be appreciated when it is crushed in autumn and winter vegetable soups (various squashes, peas,...), but where it is essential is with tomatoes in all their forms (raw, cooked, creamy,...). It will also go well with all types of purées. Why not try a creamy beetroot soup topped with Indonesian Long Pepper whipped cream?

    It goes perfectly with goat's milk fresh cheese

    Surprise your guests by placing a nutmeg rasp and Java Long Pepper on your table so that everyone can use it as they please on their plate.

    Sweet recipes

    Like most other peppers, it will give even more charisma to the cocoa flavours of your chocolate desserts (wonderful when combined with chocolate truffles). But where it will reveal all its aromas, it will be in accompaniment of the fruits (raw or cooked), on which you will grate it. Feel free to combine it with your fresh fruit salads, pies and other compotes

    In Indonesia, Indonesian Long Pepper in its entire form is found in dishes and preserves such as traditional bumbus (aromatic pasta made with fresh and dry spices, similar to Thai curry pasta).

    In India, it will be found as one of the ingredients of the famous curries. Among the Anglo-Saxons, he noted some pickles


    Java Long Pepper originated in India where the vine was discovered.

    It is one of the first spices to have reached Europe. It is from its Sanskrit name "pippali" that the name "pepper" comes from in English and "pepper" in French. Originally from northeastern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, long pepper still grows wild there.

    Long pepper is now almost unknown to everyone, yet it is historically the first of the peppers to be imported into Europe, characterized by its strength and incredible aroma.

    After the collapse of the Roman Empire, it was no longer imported and gradually fell into oblivion, before recovering its nobility after the generalization of the world spice trade at the end of the 19th century.


    Like all peppers, Indonesian Long Pepper has health benefits, often recognized by the oldest medicines. As such, Piper longum is one of the major plants in Ayurveda according to which, long pepper increases agni, digestive fire, thus improving digestion but also metabolism. It also contributes to the elimination of intestinal worms.

    It is also a very effective vasodilator, which allows it to help in the fight against hypertension. This will have a positive impact on anyone suffering from muscle weakness.

    It intervenes on the respiratory level by treating bronchial asthma, and cough in general.

    Indonesian Long Pepper also seems to have properties that make it more resistant to stress. In the same way, it would improve brain function and have an antidepressant power.

    During one of my many trips to India, a Yogi master told me about the aphrodisiac benefits (only for women) of this spice. In Kamasutra, it is said that a mixture of black pepper, long pepper and honey spread on his body allows him to "submit his wife entirely to his will". A good listener.

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