Pink peppercorns are actually the tiny, rose-colored dried berries collected from the Baies rose plant, a Brazilian pepper tree, and are part of the sumac and cashew family. The berries are not true peppercorns but are most often used as an exotic pepper substitute selected for their sweet, fruity, mildly peppery taste, lovely color, and sweet aroma. The heat of the pink peppercorn lingers longer than it does with black peppercorns. This gourmet-cooking item is also noted for its delicate texture because the skins or fruit hulls tend to slip off easily.
Pink peppercorns are a wonderful complement for fruit, sauces, salsas, vinaigrettes, and even desserts. They are popularly found in a medley with other types of peppercorns to make 3 or 4 pepper peppermill blends. It has also been used as an ingredient in some Chilean wines, and as a flavoring in syrups.
Pink peppercorns are rich in dietary fiber. They contain anthocyanins which are the pigments that provide coloring in plants and act as antioxidants. Their properties also include anti-inflammatory and antiviral benefits among many other noted nutritional values.
Fruit / Whole
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Pink Peppercorn Buttercream
Rosé Chicken Picatta with Pink Peppercorns
Smoked Salmon with Grilled Polenta and Pink Peppercorns
Vanilla Bean & Pink Peppercorn Icebox Cookies
Specific: Consumption of the fruit should not exceed small amounts for use as a spice. Pink peppercorn can cause an allergic reaction in people with nut allergies.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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