Cambodian Long Pepper
Long pepper (also known as Piper Retrofractum, pippali, Indian long pepper, and dei-phlei in Khmer) is from the family Piperaceae. It is usually dried and used as a spice or seasoning. Long pepper has a similar, but more complex taste to its close relative Piper Nigrum - from which round black, red and white pepper are produced.
Long pepper possesses black pepper's heat and musk with subtle notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. It has a cool finish, which means no amount is ever too much – while black pepper stings, long pepper balms.
Uses of Long Pepper
Commonly known for its medicinal benefits in both India and China, long pepper also has found its way into the culinary space as an alternative to black pepper, and a premium spice used for meat marinades and seasonings.
Long pepper is usually ground and used as a seasoning or spice. It outperforms as an exotic dry rub for your meats or as a final addition to any cooked vegetable or curry dish. It can be used as an alternative in any dish that takes round black pepper - especially if you’re looking for a flavor more welcoming than regular pepper.
Benefits of Long Pepper
Traditionally, long pepper has many medicinal benefits, such as:
Buy Long Pepper from Kiri Farms
We offer traditional Cambodian long pepper in four forms - dried whole spikes, fresh whole spikes, milled and fine powder.
Milled Sun-Dried Long Pepper
Milled long pepper contains whole seeds and the ground flesh which encompasses it. Although the flavor is the same, intact pepper seeds add a quality that is aesthetically pleasing both visually and texturally. Apply liberally to burgers, steaks, burritos, vegetables, cheeses... anything!