Piment d’Espelette – Red Chili Pepper Powder from France 1.41oz by Biperduna

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  • Imported straight from France
  • Espelette pepper (Piment d’Espelette in French)
  • Variety of pepper that is cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, PyrnesAtlantiques
  • In 2000, it was classified as a AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlee, meaning the name is protected)

The plant, originally from Mexico and to a lesser extent South America, was introduced in France from the New World around the 16th century. After first being used medicinally, it has since become popular for preparing condiments and for the conservation of meat and ham. It is now a cornerstone of Basque cuisine, where it has gradually replaced black pepper and it is a key ingredient in piperade. AOC espelette peppers are cultivated in the following communes: Ainhoa, CambolesBains, Espelette, Halsou, Itxassou, Jatxou, Larressore, SaintPA esurNivelle, SouraAde, and Ustaritz. It is harvested in late summer and, in September, characteristic festoons of pepper are hung on balconies and house walls throughout the communes to dry out. An annual pepper festival, attracting some 20,000 tourists, is held in October. This gourmet pepper powder is imported from France.

Additional information

Weight 2.4 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in

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