Add some spice to your life with Mountain Pepper Leaf! Use like normal pepper but taste the exotic difference. Great with olive oil as a salad dressing, in dips and with roasted meats and veggies.
Mountain Pepper Leaf is a surprise gem of the bush that can be used in any and all savory dishes in place of black pepper or to give that extra bite. Historically, it was used by indigenous Australians to enhance flavours and to treat oral infections like sore gums and tooth aches. Today, it's prized for its unique flavor PLUS its great health benefits.
It imparts an earthy, spicy flavor and touch of heat to any dish.
Mountain Pepper Leaf has exceptional antioxidant capacity (more than the beloved blueberry!). It also contains Vitamin E, lutein, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
Mountain Pepper grows naturally in the forest and the cool climate of southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
This small tree grows up to 5 metres in height and only the female bears fruit. The fruit is berry like and starts off dark red in colour and turns black on ripening.