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Sichuan, or Szechuan, peppers are dried berries or peppercorns from the Chinese Prickly Ash plant in the citrus family. This gourmet spice offers an unusual peppery, warm lemon-like flavor with woodsy overtones that ends with a surprising numbing effect on the tongue. It is a staple in Asian cuisine, especially in chicken, duck and pork dishes.


The tiny, crimson-colored peppercorns with their complex and unusual flavor can be used to intensify the flavor of fish, poultry, cheese, and vegetables. The whole peppercorns are the most flavorful when briefly toasted before they are added to foods. It is one of the main spices in most Chinese five-spice blends.


Sichuan pepper has a long history of being used in traditional Chinese medicine and contains healthy nutrients like vitamins A and K and minerals like potassium, zinc, and selenium. It is said to aid in the digestion process amongst other health benefits. These peppers are indeed one of the richest sources of essential oils, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.



Zanthoxylum piperitum






Fruit / Whole


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.


Mocha Sichuan Pepper Pots de Creme

Sichuan Chili Oil

Sichuanese Dry-Fried Green Beans

Szechuan Dan-Dan Noodles

Salmon Papillotes with Red Peppercorns, Lime and Fresh Ginger

Pepper, Sichuan

SKU: 1140
  • Specific: Not to be used during pregnancy.

    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.


    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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