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Timut Pepper - Nepal

This Timut pepper from Nepal offers magical notes of grapefruit and yuzu on a woody and floral background. An incredible length in the mouth. Selected during my travels in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Pairings in the kitchen: Meat, fish, vegetables, egg dishes, fruity and chocolate desserts
Origin: Nepal - Langtang, Surkhet
Packaging: 20 g resealable bag - conservation of aromas

"A Timut pepper of a rare quality for an olfactory firework. My love at first sight!"

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  • What is Timut pepper?

    "After several months in Nepal, I suggest you discover a magic pepper!"

    Timut Pepper is part of the great Zanthoxylum family, which makes it a cousin of Szechuan Pepper and Sansho Pepper. It is actually a fake pepper.

    This wild pepper grows on a rustic tree, a distant cousin of the lemon tree. It appreciates the climate of the mountains and the poor soils. It is in the Mahabharat mountain range that it is most present.

    Less acidic than its counterparts of the Sansho family, it offers however a nice length in the mouth. On the nose, one can already perceive its strong notes of grapefruit and yuzu, accompanied by a floral hint on a background of exotic fruits.

    Timut pepper berries are distinguished by their red colour as well as their bumpy pericarp. They measure about 0.5cm in diameter.

    David Vanilla's choice: I have chosen to present this pepper from Nepal for its rare aromatic qualities. Intense and tangy, it will awaken your cooking.

    The harvest of Timut pepper

    Timut pepper is harvested from August to October. The pepper is dried in the sun before being stored in attics to finalize the drying process for about twenty days. Once dry, it is cleaned of its thorns and only the most beautiful berries will be preserved.

    The shrub on which Timut pepper grows is found at high altitudes, particularly between 800 and 3,000 metres. Its fruits are harvested by local farmers who, at the same time, also grow barley and rice. Some also raise livestock.

    Timut pepper is often harvested in addition to other agricultural activities because the shrubs are difficult to access and quite rare. A farmer who would like to make it his main activity would have to travel through several valleys and districts to be able to harvest enough of this rare pepper to make a living exclusively from his crop.

    Did you know that? The young shoots of the Timut pepper bush are eaten fried and are a common ingredient in Nepalese cuisine. poivre-timut-nepal

    The differences between real pepper and false pepper

    Although it is a fake pepper, Nepal's Timut pepper is probably the best pepper in the world. In fact, what distinguishes a real pepper from a fake pepper is not its quality, but the medium on which it grows. A real pepper comes from a creeper, while a false pepper grows on a tree or shrub.


    The origins of Timut pepper

    Currently, there are no documents or stories that could allow us to date exactly the first encounters of man with Timut pepper.

    However, it has been part of the Indian pharmacopoeia for more than 5,000 years. This Nepalese pepper is one of the main ingredients in Nepalese cuisine, especially in the Terai region, where Buddha was born.


    Nepal's Timut pepper nowadays

    If you visit Kathmandu, go to the markets. There you will find many stalls where different grades of Timut pepper are displayed. Today, Timut pepper has conquered many great chefs.

    Did you know that? Timur" means "red pepper" in Nepalese.

    Other uses of Nepal pepper

    Timut pepper from Nepal has some health benefits. In particular, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 5,000 years. It is named by the followers of this medicine "Tejpal".

    Timut pepper has properties:

    • Invigorating
    • Anti-infectives
    • Anti-inflammatories

    It also helps to reduce fever.


    How to use Timut pepper in cooking?

    The Timut Pepper will be the ideal condiment for all your dishes, from the starter to the dessert. All the more so as you can use it in the form that suits you best: it will give a brilliant flavour to any dish, whether it is crushed, ground, grilled or even infused!

    So, please your taste buds and those of your guests with this incredible berry!

    It goes perfectly with red meats such as beef or duck. It is excellent on carpaccios.

    It also knows how to add flavour to seafood: scallops, seafood..

    Finally, Nepalese pepper is excellent with vegetables and is a great alternative to Sichuan pepper, especially in Asian cuisine.

    Tip: To preserve all its aromas, I advise you to crush or grind your Timut pepper when using it. You can also grill it to exhale its aromas.

    Our recipe ideas with Timut pepper

    Would you like to discover what, in my opinion, is probably the best pepper in the world? In that case, here is a menu where it can express all its tangy aromas.

    The starter: Pan-fried scallops with Timu pepper

    A seafood entrée worthy of your festive dinners! Here, salt and pepper your scallops before frying them for 30 seconds on each side in hazelnut butter. If you wish, add vanilla too, for an original starter with exotic flavours.

    The dish : Filet mignon with pepper

    Beef lovers will appreciate the combination of red meat and Timut pepper. This Nepalese pepper has the advantage of holding well during cooking. I therefore invite you to pepper and salt your piece of meat before roasting it in butter. A delight served with green vegetables.

    Dessert: Spicy passion fruit

    Ideal to spice up a fruit salad, the tangy flavours of Nepal Timut pepper combine wonderfully with exotic fruits. Here, we have chosen mangoes, but grilled papaya or pineapple will also be sublimated by this rare pepper.


    How to store Timut pepper?

    To store your Timut pepper, choose a dry place away from the light. A ceramic pepper pot is the perfect container.

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Timut Pepper - Nepal"

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    Geneviève M. published the 07/07/2020 following an order made on 13/06/2020


    Pas encore utilisé, mais les parfums correspondent bien aux notes annoncées.

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    Andrée P. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 11/06/2020


    Pas encore goûté

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    Yannick L. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 10/06/2020


    Superbe arôme

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    Audrey L. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 06/06/2020


    C'est incroyable comme épice ! Je n'avais jamais rien gouté de tel, et maintenant j'en mets un peu partout. Parfait pour utiliser dans les smoothies !

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    Ahmed B. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 06/06/2020


    Très bon

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    Nathalie P. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 05/06/2020



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    Jeremy M. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 02/06/2020


    Je n’ai pas encore goûté ce poivre mais je pense qu’il doit être comme tout les autres produits vendu sur ce site de bonne qualité

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    Heddy R. published the 18/06/2020 following an order made on 02/06/2020


    Un vraie délice!

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    Bruno H. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 02/06/2020


    Très bien.

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    José D. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 01/06/2020


    Quelle découverte, fantastique, cette touche de pamplemousse est incroyable.

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