Green Sechuan Pepper

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Green Sechuan Pepper

Zanthoxylum Piperitum
Origin: China
Net volumes and weights: 50ml / 20g / 0.70 oz

It is the same berry as the red Sechuan but this one is picked before maturity.

Improperly called Séchuan pepper with many spellings, Sichuan, Séchouan, Szet-Chuan, Sze-Chuan.

In fact, Se-Tchouan is a region in the interior of China north of Yunnan,

This elegant shrub similar to the ash tree is native to China, it produces clusters of small red fruits that are harvested in the fall and dried in the sun.

What differentiates green Sechuan pepper from red is above all its astonishing freshness. On the nose, notes of eucalyptus and lemongrass emerge, perfumes marked by citrus fruits halfway between lime and kaffir lime. There are also subtle notes of green tea and dried flowers.

In the mouth it is a festival of citrus fruits and a dominant freshness which gives way to acidulous notes of cherry reminiscent of certain candies, a good length in the mouth and a sensation of numbness characteristic of Zanthoxylum.

Usage tips

Its fruity notes naturally predestine it with seafood, shellfish, white-fleshed fish and with white meats, lamb, guinea fowl, pigeon, quality pork or fine veal chop. He likes sweet and savory cuisines. It gives a very exotic note to fruity desserts of citrus, cherry, pear, quince, green apple, lychee, mangosteen, and goes well with mousses, sorbets, ice creams, creams.


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