These are not true "peppercorns", but similar tasting berries often called Pink Peppercorns, Peruvian pepper, Baies Rose Plant, or Peppertree (Schinus molle) that is native to South America and Madagascar.
The Baies Rose plant is a small tree that has numerous compound leaves with slender, symmetrical, leaflets on each side of the leaf.
The peppercorns form in clusters on the tips of the branches and can be from white, at an immature age, to pink or even a dark red. And like it's cousin the mango (Anacardiaceae family), this plant can also cause allergies.
Pink peppercorns go especially well in fruit sauces, vinaigrettes, and desserts. These peppercorns have a rich rose color that adds an elegant appearance to any cuisine. Crush, and coat filet mignon or pork tenderloin.
2 oz. = $8.
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