Szechuan peppercorns are indigenous to Scechwan province of China, and are most commonly known as being a key ingredient in Chinese cooking. They are not of the pepper family like black peppercorns. The flavour is a unique slightly lemony, tangy taste that is spicy and can bring a numbing feel to the mouth and lips.
Szechuan pepper has numerous health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins like vitamin A, carotenes, manganese, selenium.... It helps support the digestive system, stimulate appetite, relieve toothache and reduce high blood pressure.
Szechuan peppercorns can be used whole or ground. They are generally added last when used in cooking, and are often roasted prior to use. Szechuan pepper pairs particularly well with duck and chicken and tofu/tempeh.
Allergens: May Contain Soy, May Contain Cereals Containing Gluten, May Contain Milk, May Contain Sulphites, May Contain Tree Nuts, May Contain Other Tree Nuts, May Contain Peanuts, May Contain Sesame, May Contain Gluten, May Contain Egg
Storage: For long lasting freshness, store in an air-tight container and in a cool, dark place.