• Selim Pepper - Ivory Coast
  • Selim Pepper - Ivory Coast
  • Selim Pepper - Ivory Coast
  • Selim Pepper - Ivory Coast
Selim Pepper - Ivory Coast

Selim Pepper

Senegal Coconut, Nutmeg, Eucalyptus

The Selim pepper seduces for its original flavors of coconut, nutmeg, eucalyptus, musk, with hints of ginger and turmeric. It is an incredible variety that you must discover!

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White and red meat, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Vegetables, Desserts.

Kitchen association : White and red meat, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Vegetables, Desserts.


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Ivory Coast

Origin - Plantations : Ivory Coast
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What is Selim pepper?

Selim pepper grows on the Xylopia aethiopica, a tree of the Annonaceae family.

This tree is mainly found along the rivers in Guinea and all along the West African coast. It is distinguished by its pod shape, similar to that of a bean. This one measures up to 2.5 cm length and is very fibrous. Inside are the peppercorns. About twenty pods are grouped in clusters on the Xylopia aethiopica. Each pod contains 5 to 8 peppercorns.

The nose reveals notes of nutmeg and coconut. On the palate, it is distinguished by its freshness and a clever blend of cubeb, clove, ginger, turmeric and eucalyptus leaf before revealing its musky notes and its light spiciness.

David Vanille's choice: I chose to present this pepper for its originality both in its pod shape and its atypical aromas.

The harvest of Selim pepper

The Selim pepper is a variety little domesticated. The man is satisfied to make germinate seeds and to help in the development of the young plants.

Selim pepper is harvested when the berries are red. During the drying, they take an ebony color. The pods keep their initial color.

Did you know? selim pepper is known by many names: "kili pepper", "kiki pepper" or even under the name of black pepper from Guinea.

The differences between the Selim pepper and another Piper Longum

The peppers called "Piper longum" have the appearance of a kitten, the Selim pepper has the particularity to resemble a bean pod. Therefore, it is harder than a classic long pepper.


The origins of Selim pepper

Selim pepper has long been preferred to black pepper, at least until the 16th century. In Europe, it was used as a substitute for black pepper in times of war. Moreover, it is only in the 1960s that it disappears again from our shelves.

Today, it seduces Europe again because of its specific gustatory qualities.

How to use Selim pepper in cooking?

Selim pepper can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.

It will form a very nice association with meats, whether white or red. You can integrate it in your beef-based preparations, in the form of a skewer or a simmered dish such as a pot-au-feu.

It is also excellent with strong red meat such as game or lamb.

White fishes are also at the feast with this pepper with its bewitching aromatic palette.

Finally, I invite you to create your own pepper oil by infusing 3 pods of Selim pepper in olive oil or sunflower oil. Pepper commonly used in Africa, it is found in all family dishes: soups, vegetables, fish ..

Did you know? selim pepper is one of the components of the Suya spice blend found in Nigeria and Ghana. The composition of this mixture is: ginger, onion, garlic, salt, cayenne pepper and Selim berries.

Our recipe ideas with Selim pepper

Would you like to discover the flavor of this pepper? Here is a simple 3-course menu that will put this African pepper in the spotlight.

The starter: Vegetable brick with Selim pepper

This vegetarian and gourmet recipe is also very quick to make. Cut some vegetables into thin strips: carrots, onions, leeks... add some peas. Fry a little garlic in a casserole dish, add the vegetables. Sprinkle with a little oil peppered with African pepper (see above) and salt. Garnish your brick sheets and put them in the oven.

The dish: Grilled lamb chops

Lamb and Selim pepper are a perfect combination. Grill your lamb chops over high heat, then add pepper and salt. Accompany them with a pan of homemade vegetables. Delicious!

The dessert: Bananas flambéed with vanilla

This fruity dessert is served hot. Flambé a banana. Add pepper in moderation. Serve with homemade vanilla ice cream. The greediest will add chocolate coulis.

How to store Selim pepper?

Selim pepper should be kept dry and protected from light. I recommend storing it in an airtight container so that it retains all its flavors for a long time.

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Coconut, Nutmeg, Eucalyptus
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Sophie Anne S. published the 08/09/2023 following an order made on 16/08/2023


Poivre de très bonne qualité

Anita L. published the 31/08/2023 following an order made on 09/08/2023


Parfait !

Fanny C. published the 30/08/2023 following an order made on 04/07/2023



Samanta G. published the 13/08/2023 following an order made on 28/07/2023


De belles gousses à la saveur vraiment tres plaisante !

Yves K. published the 13/08/2023 following an order made on 23/07/2023


Magnifique !!!

Joëlle H. published the 02/08/2023 following an order made on 10/07/2023


je pense qu'il faut un moulin à épices électrique pour le moudre

Thomas L. published the 23/07/2023 following an order made on 29/06/2023


Pas facile à broyer mais très très bon

Sagesse D. published the 19/07/2023 following an order made on 25/06/2023


Je recommande

Bertrand M. published the 24/06/2023 following an order made on 31/05/2023



Annie N. published the 09/06/2023 following an order made on 22/05/2023


Un poivre que je ne connaissais pas, super de le découvrir



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