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Szechuan Pepper

Szechuan Pepper


Called peppercorns, the Sichuan peppercorn or Zanthoxylum bungeanum, are not actually peppercorns at all. Sichuan peppercorns are the outer pod of the fruit of the prickly ash bush, a plant native to China.Sichuan peppercorns have a volatile oil content of about 4%-7% which are mostly made up of terpenes.

Indigenous to China, Sichuan peppercorns are also called aniseed pepper, Chinese pepper, Chinese prickly-ash, Fagara, Indonesian lemon pepper, Japanese pepper, Nepal pepper, or Szechwan pepper. Youll also find these alternative spellings - Szechuan, Szechwan and Schezuan. 



They are also sometimes called "Sansho Pepper" but this is a mistake as Sansho Pepper, while in a similar family, is actually a different plant entirely.  It is also occasionally called dried prickly ash or flower pepper. In French it is called "poivre de setchuan," in German it is "Szechuan-pfeffer," in Hindi it is "tilfda," in Japanese it is confusingly called "sansho" in Portuguese it is "piment sechuan," and in Russian you will hear "sychuan skij perets."

Please, no more than 12 oz. 

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