Ashanti pepper is harvested in North Congo. It grows in the wild on vines which creep up trees more than 20 metres high. The pepper is picked by the Baakas tribe from October to December in the dense forests of Likouala.
The Congolese call it "ndongo bela" in lingala or " black pepper". It is traditionally used by the Baakas for seasoning wild game. Once ground it is cooked in stews.
|Shelf life||5 years|
|Genus and botanical species||Piper guineense|
|Ingredients 1||Likouala pepper|