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Cubeb (comets tail) Pepper

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Cubeb Pepper, or Piper Cubeba, is a variety of black pepper. Due to its protruding tail-like stem from its round body, it is also more commonly known as 'comets tail' or 'tailed' pepper. Predominantly growing in Java and Sumatra, its flavor is similar to that of a combination of Black Pepper and Pimento Allspice Berries. Used whole or ground, its taste, and aroma are pungent, acrid, and slightly bitter with a juniper-like hint.
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Culinary Notes:

Cubeb Pepper is used to add a pungent and slightly bitter peppery hum to dishes like stews, soups, and grilled meat and poultry. Its heady flavour and aroma is best paired with rich game meat.

Health benefits:

Cubeb Pepper, like many pepper varieties, has a myriad of health benefits. It is used as a diuretic to relieve water retention as it increases urination. It can also be used to treat amoebic dysentery - a parasitic infection of the intestines. Other health benefits include the relief of intestinal gas and the treatment of some cancers and gonorrhoea. Like many other peppers, it can also be used to speed up one's metabolism and aid in digestion.

Origin:

Cubeb Pepper, or Piper Cubeba, is a variety of black pepper. Due to its protruding tail-like stem from its round body, it is also more commonly known as 'comets tail' or 'tailed' pepper. Predominantly growing in Java and Sumatra, its flavour is similar to that of a combination of Black Pepper and Pimento Allspice Berries. Used whole or ground, its taste and aroma is pungent, acrid, and slightly bitter with a juniper-like hint. Originating in Indonesia, Cubeb Pepper berries are harvested at peak ripeness from their vine and dried to lock in flavour and aroma.

Ingredients:

  • 100% dried Whole Cubeb Peppercorns
  • Packed in Australia from 100%  imported  products

Other names or spelling:

Comets Tail Pepper, Tailed Pepper, Piper Cubeba  

How to use:

  • Use in place of regular black pepper in cooking
  • Add into a pepper mill for freshly cracking on dishes
  • Combine with green, white, and red peppercorns in a pepper grinder for a unique seasoning flavour
  • Grind in a mortar and pestle before using to release its flavour
  • Combine with cream in a pan on low heat to make a delicious peppery sauce perfect for steak, chicken, or pasta
  • Add a few peppercorns to a bottle of gin to echo the juniper-like flavour

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