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Black Costa Rica pepper

Black Costa Rica Pepper, a Boldly Spicy Pepper

This pepper is cultivated in northern Costa Rica, in the province of Heredia. It stands out for its high concentration of piperine. Its pronounced spiciness and mushroom-like aromas make it a pepper to use every day to enhance your dishes!

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In Which Dishes to Use Costa Rican Black Pepper?

Perfect for flavorful dishes, this black pepper will find its place in every recipe thanks to its aromatic power and spiciness!

Our Recipe Ideas for Using Costa Rican Black Pepper in Your Kitchen

  • Black Costa Rica Pepper Filet Mignon: Sear a filet mignon in butter, then add a creamy sauce with Costa Rican Black Pepper;
  • Parmesan and Costa Rican Black Pepper Risotto: Prepare a classic parmesan risotto, enhanced with a generous pinch of Costa Rican Black Pepper for a spicy kick;
  • Spicy Caesar Salad with Costa Rican Black Pepper: Elevate the classic Caesar salad by sprinkling Costa Rican Black Pepper on top for a spicy twist;
  • Roasted Chicken with Costa Rican Black Pepper: Roast a chicken with a marinade of garlic, lemon, and Costa Rican Black Pepper for a deep and spicy flavor.
  • Pasta alla Gricia with Black Pepper from Costa Rica: see the full recipe.

The Aromas of Costa Rican Black Pepper

This black pepper stands out with its large size and deep black color. It releases woody and mushroom-like aromas. Its pronounced spiciness complements its aromatic power and lingering taste.

A Plantation in the Heart of Lush Nature

This black pepper is cultivated following the principles of organic agriculture in the northern part of Costa Rica, in the province of Heredia. It's one of the most biodiverse regions in Costa Rica. The plots are located at an altitude of 37 meters above sea level, on flat terrain with a humid climate (annual precipitation can reach up to 3,874 mm). The region is rich in powerful and meandering rivers, surrounded by primary forests, and teeming with abundant wildlife and flora.

Origins of Costa Rican Black Pepper

The cultivation of pepper in the region dates back to the 1950s. The climate and soil characteristics are perfect for producing a high-quality product. Costa Rican pepper is known for its high concentration of piperine. Typically, the concentration in pepper from other regions of the world is around 4%. Here, this concentration can reach up to 7%, making Costa Rican pepper quite unique and interesting. Our producer also grows lemons, and these two crops coexist harmoniously.

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Allergen Absence
Native country COSTA RICA
Genus and botanical species Piper nigrum
Ingredients black Costa Rica pepper
TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.
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