Wild pepper is very rare spice which is still relatively unknown, even in Madagascar from where it originates. The wild pepper is difficult to harvest, as the fruits only grow on new branches, which means they have to be picked at heights of 10-20 metres at the ends of the branches.
The processing of the fruits is a complex procedure since they contain a high percentage of water and the berries are very fragile. 10 kg of fresh berries only yield 1 kg of dried ones.
In the fragrance, hints of pepper, wood and earth can be perceived, along with citrus, fruit and flowers. The taste of wild pepper is very fresh and vibrant – not sharp, but intense and lingering.