Native Ingredient Information
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Pepperberry (Tasmannia Lanceolata)
Dried & Ground | Whole
Grows naturally in the cooler climates of Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. A small tree where the leaves and fruit can be used in cooking, replacing the regular peppercorn. The trees produce the edible pepperberries, which can be ground and used as a seasoning. The leaves (Pepperleaf) are also used in cooking.
A more versatile plant and berry than the regular peppercorn. Perfumed ‘peppery’ fruit that is excellent in sweet or savoury dishes. Infused throughout to create a beautiful native taste. Some examples are curries, baked goods, sauces, soups and braises. The pepperberries are used dried and ground as a herb and seasoning. The berries produce an intense, peppery flavour, evocative of bush settings,
Pepperberry fruit can only be harvested in February and March.
Once dried Pepperberry can be found all year round for sale.