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Selim pepper seduces with its original flavours of coconut, nutmeg, eucalyptus, musk, with hints of ginger and turmeric. It is an incredible variety that you must absolutely discover!
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Freshness packet - DUO 12/2025
Selim pepper grows on Xylopia aethiopica, a tree in the Annonaceae family.
This tree is mainly found along the rivers in Guinea and all along the West African coast. It can be distinguished by its pod shape, similar to that of a bean. It is up to 2.5 cm long and very fibrous. Inside are the peppercorns. About twenty pods are grouped in clusters on the Xylopia aethiopica. Each pod contains 5 to 8 peppercorns.
On the nose, there are 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 light spiciness.
David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to present this pepper for its originality both in its pod shape and in its atypical aromas.
Selim pepper is a variety that is not very domesticated. Man is content to germinate seeds and help young plants to develop.
Selim pepper is harvested when the berries are red. During drying, they take on an ebony colour. The pods retain their original colour.
Did you know that? Selim pepper is known under many names: "kili pepper", "kiki pepper" or even under the name of Guinea black pepper.
The peppers known as "Piper longum" have the appearance of a kitten, the Selim pepper has the particularity of resembling a bean pod. Therefore, it is harder than a classic long pepper.
Selim pepper has long been preferred to black pepper, at least until the 16th century. In Europe, it replaced black pepper during periods of war. In fact, it was not until the 1960s that it disappeared from our shelves again.
Today, it is once again seducing Europe with its specific taste qualities.
Selim pepper is used in different ways:
In Tunisia, it is used to chase away misfortune.
As for the wood of Xylopia aethiopica, it is very resistant and was used to make crossbows and arrow bows. Today, it is appreciated by cabinetmakers to make common carpentry objects.
Selim pepper can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes.
It will form a very beautiful association with meats, whether white or red. You will be able to integrate it in your beef-based preparations, in the form of a skewer or a stewed dish such as a stew.
It is also excellent with strong red meat such as game or lamb.
White fish are also at the festival with this pepper with its bewitching aromatic palette.
Finally, I invite you to create your own pepper oil by infusing 3 husks 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 that? Selim pepper is one of the components of the Suya spice blend found in Nigeria and Ghana. The composition of this blend is: ginger, onion, garlic, salt, cayenne pepper and Selim berries.
Would you like to discover the flavour of this pepper? Here is a simple 3-course menu that will put this African pepper in the spotlight.
This vegetarian and gourmet recipe is also very quick to make. Cut some vegetables into thin strips: carrots, onions, leeks, etc. Add a few peas. Sauté a little garlic in a casserole, add the vegetables. Sprinkle with a drizzle of African pepper oil (see above) and salt. Garnish the brick pastry and put it in the oven.
The lamb and Selim pepper combine wonderfully. Grill your lamb chops over high heat, then season with pepper and salt. Accompany them with a pan of homemade vegetables. Delicious.
This fruity dessert can be eaten hot. Fire up a banana. Pepper in moderation. Serve with homemade vanilla ice cream. The most greedy will add chocolate coulis.
Selim pepper can be kept dry and away from light. I recommend that you store it in an airtight container so that it keeps all its aromas for a long time.
Based on 62 customer reviews
published the 08/01/2022
following an order made on 16/12/2021
published the 09/11/2021
following an order made on 17/10/2021
Une découverte intéressante…
published the 30/10/2021
following an order made on 14/10/2021
Apporte une note sympa dans les desserts qui change du Timut
published the 24/10/2021
following an order made on 09/10/2021
belle association avec du chocolat sur une poire
published the 13/10/2021
following an order made on 23/09/2021
Poivre à l'odeur vraiment étonnante
published the 27/09/2021
following an order made on 12/09/2021
Je ne connaissais pas du tout ce poivre, que je trouve très bien , pas piquant, je l'ai essayé en infusion avec feuilles de menthe et clou de girofle pour maux de ventre , très agréable à boire.
published the 01/09/2021
following an order made on 30/07/2021
Original tant par sa forme que ses goûts divers et variés
published the 17/07/2021
following an order made on 24/06/2021
Alors là je suis ravie de l’avoir découvert
published the 08/06/2021
following an order made on 31/05/2021
pas encore goûté
published the 08/05/2021
following an order made on 18/04/2021
Poivre fin et goûteux