Pink Peppercorn Whole

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In contrast to black peppercorns that are obtained from a tropical vine indigenous to Asia, pink peppercorns are the fruits of Schinus terebinthifolius, a South American tree in the cashew family also known as Brazilian Pepper Tree, Christmasberry and Rose Berry.

Although not a true pepper, pink peppercorns add a peppery taste to foods.

Please note: Pink peppercorn can cause an allergic reaction in people with nut allergies.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
active compoundspiperine, safrole, beta-pinene, limonene, terpinene, alpha-pinene, various sesquiterpenes and monoterpene derivatives, including borneol, carvone, carvacrol, 1,8-cineol and linalool
plant part usedfruit
why buy whole pink peppercorn?Pink peppercorn lends color, texture and sweet flavor to foods.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaBright to medium rose color with a mildly fruity aroma.


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decorativeAdds color to herbal displays.
culinaryLends color and a sweet, almost fruity flavor to foods. Use in fruit salsas, vinaigrettes and sauces. Also good lightly crushed with cracked black and green peppercorns.
aromaticInfuse in oil or alcohol for use in making perfumes.
safetyPink peppercorn is part of the cashew family and can cause allergic reactions in those with nut allergies.

some recommendations

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Pair with vanilla bean in fruited ice cream and other sweet treats.

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Finish foods with lightly crushed pink peppercorns and large granule sea salt just before serving.

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[ black peppercorn ]

[ black peppercorn ]

Though they are both from different plants, pink peppercorns and black peppercorns are a natural pairing.

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pink peppercorn

Slightly sweet and acidic. Blends well with black peppercorns and savory herbs.


pink peppercorn

A Passion for Pepper: Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette

what else you should know

pink peppercorn

Pink peppercorns, also called rose peppercorns, are not "true" peppercorns like green and black peppercorns. These are actually the tiny, rose-colored berries collected from the Brazilian pepper tree. As the same suggests, this member of the sumac and cashew family is found in Brazil, as well as in Paraguay and Argentina. This species is also cultivated in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida.

In terms of flavor, pink peppercorns taste similar to black or green peppercorns but are milder, with a citrus-like or acidic finish. They also give off a sweet aroma. Pink peppercorns are also noted for their delicate texture. In fact, the skins or fruit hulls tend to slip off easily.

Read more about pink peppercorn in our newsletter archive A Passion for Pepper from July 2014. There are a few short articles about different kinds of peppercorn, a brief discussion about the role of peppercorn in history and more recipe suggestions.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.