Add some spice to your life with Mountain Pepperberry! 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 Pepperberry 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 exceptional health benefits.
The pepper berry is known for its hot flavour due to the polygodial properties. They are fruity upon first taste, followed by a spicy flavour.
Mountain Pepper Berry has exceptional antioxidant capacity (more than the beloved blueberry!). It also contains Vitamin E, lutein, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
The dried berries (when ground) can be used in order to deepen the colour and aroma of marinades, sauces, soups or vinaigrettes. Its lovely deep purple colour can also be used in desserts such as ice creams, yoghurts and jelly to provide a unique, savoury touch.
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.