Red pepper

Buy red peppercorns to make your dishes sing and taste the difference!

At the heart of the vast palette of peppers around the world , there is one that shines like a rare and precious star: Red Pepper . Let us guide you through the delights of this exceptional spice, a true gem of the kitchen. When it comes to enhancing your dishes and transforming a simple recipe into an unforgettable culinary experience , the choice of pepper is crucial. Red Pepper from Comptoir de Toamasina , from the late harvest of the pepper plant, is much more than a simple condiment. It is an invitation to a unique sensory journey . You should know that this is the final stage of pepper maturation. 

Red Pepper , with the most famous grain Kampot Red Pepper , is so rare that its price can soar. It must be said that it is the result of ultimate maturation of the pepper grain , requiring exceptional know-how. But at Comptoir de Toamasina , we have made rarity our specialty. When you choose to buy Red Peppercorns online , you are taking a step towards culinary excellence. Let yourself be seduced by its delicious notes of candied fruit , a unique signature that will awaken your taste buds like no other spice.

Prepare for an extraordinary taste experience. Buy Red Pepper from Comptoir de Toamasina today and discover how this rare spice can transform your dishes into true works of culinary art . Dare to be exceptional, opt for rarity, and treat your taste buds to an incomparable sensory journey.

Red Kampot Pepper

IGP Whole Red Kampot Pepper is considered by gourmets and Michelin-starred chefs to be one of the finest peppers in the world. Its grains are dense, very regular and a beautiful red. Pepper strength: 6/10 Main notes: Fruity and floral Use: Ideal for all savory dishes  Origin: Cambodia Cambodian peppers have incredible, powerful notes. It's a pepper with...

Red Kampot Pepper IGP - Grinder

This is where you will buy the best Kampot PGI red pepper online in a refillable grinder. Cambodia offers you the most pepper, red pepper which comes from piper nigrum. It is a pepper with character, fruity notes for an intense culinary journey. Potency of Pepper: 6/10 Main notes: Fruity and Floral Use: Ideal for all savory dishes Origin: Cambodia If you...
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Red Kampot Pepper IGP per kilo

Kampot IGP red pepper offers incomparable finesse and very balanced aromas between fruit and flowers. Cambodian red pepper is a very aromatic and intense red pepper on the palate. They say he's unique. It is ideal for everyday cooking in savory and sweet recipes. . It offers a slightly lemony note, which makes it the ideal black pepper for everyday...

Long Red Pepper Cambodia

Cambodian red long pepper is a rare pepper with a rich and complex flavor. It is the most expensive long pepper in the world. It is a pepper that will offer you notes of Bahia cocoa and tonka bean.Pepper Power: 8/10Main notes: Cocoa from Bahia and tonka beans very long in the mouthUse: Ideal for all salty and sweet dishesOrigin: CambodiaIt is harvested...

Long Red Pepper Cambodia Grinder

Cambodian red long pepper is a rare pepper with a rich and complex flavor. It is the most expensive long pepper in the world. It is a pepper that will offer you notes of Bahia cocoa and tonka bean. Pepper Power: 8/10 Main notes: Cocoa from Bahia and tonka beans very long in the mouth Use: Ideal for all salty and sweet dishes Origin: Cambodia It is...

Long Red Pepper by the kilo

Buy the best long red pepper by the kilo. A pepper that offers an incomparable finesse and intensity in the world of pepper. A trip to cocoa and spice plantations. With notes ranging from tonka bean through cocoa and dried fruits. Pepper Power: 8/10 Main notes: Cocoa from Bahia and tonka beans very long in the mouth Use: Ideal for all salty and sweet...

The Origins of Pepper: An Emblematic Spice - The Queen of Spices

Exploring the fascinating world of pepper is truly epic , yet few people realize that red pepper stands out as one of the most demanding peppercorns to grow and prepare . In this captivating story, we take you into the depths of the exciting pepper saga. Don't forget that it is a rare pepper. We offer it to you at the best price for restaurants, so discover an exceptional pepper. 

  • The Origins of this Miraculous Spice

Traces of the use of pepper date back more than 2,000 years before the Christian era. Ancient Egypt was then a prosperous center for the trade in this precious spice. It is even proven that remains of pepper were discovered in the stomach and nose of Ramesses II, the Great Pharaoh. Inspired by previous civilizations, the Romans established a thriving spice trade, in which pepper played a central role. These small, colorful berries were used as currency and found in abundance in various cuisines. It was not uncommon for their value to rival that of gold.

  • The Conquest of Europe by Pepper

In the Middle Ages, pepper, with its captivating scent, conquered Europe, finding its way to Constantinople, Syria, and Alexandria. However, it was in 1497 that Vasco da Gama discovered a new sea route to India, opening the way for the importation of fresh pepper. Spicy peppercorns then spread around the world, gradually becoming more accessible over time.

When you enter the world of Comptoir de Toamasina, you will be carried away by the discovery of a red pepper with exceptional aromatic power. By choosing to acquire this red pepper, prepare to question everything you thought you knew about the world of pepper. Red Pepper embodies the quintessence of pepper maturation, representing a rare variety destined to revolutionize your culinary experience.

We can guarantee that Red Pepper has an explosion of flavors in store for you, an absolutely unique taste adventure. Let yourself be charmed by this rare spice that transcends the limits of traditional cuisine.

Zoom on the Piper vine

As with Madagascar vanilla , Madagascar pepper and all over the world grows on a vine. But the vanilla vine will need a lot of shade and the pepper plant needs direct light.

When diving into the world of pepper, it is essential to understand that this precious spice comes from the Piper Nigrum vine . Native to the Malabar coast of India, the pepper plant, a climbing plant, flourishes today in various tropical regions of the world, including India, Indonesia, Brazil and Madagascar. However, the cultivation of pepper is nothing like that of vanilla, another spice derived from a vine. In fact, the pepper plant requires direct exposure to light to thrive, unlike the vanilla plant which prefers shade.

The pepper production process begins when the pepper vine gives birth to clusters of green berries when they are still immature. These berries, loaded with aromas, are harvested by hand before being subjected to a drying process, but here you are going to make a black pepper . It is this step that transforms these green berries into one of the most famous spices, peppercorn, which is the best-selling spice in the world.  

Here, to make red pepper , you have to wait for the bunch to turn red and here, either it is immersed in water to remove the pericarp to make white pepper , or it is delicately dried because the pericarp is fragile and you go have the red pepper. The rarest pepper in the world. 

Note that each plant has the capacity to produce up to 1.5 kg of berries per year, thus offering true aromatic richness to palates around the world. If you want to learn more about the cultivation of pepper and the secrets of its preparation, we invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you will discover all the mysteries of this exceptional spice.

What is red pepper ?

Legally, only the berries of Piper Nigrum can be called pepper. The same pepper plant can produce four distinct varieties of peppercorns, all used in cooking and perfumery, depending on the treatment administered and the stage of harvest.

  • Red pepper is harvested after nine months from the pepper tree. It will be harvested when the grains turn crimson red.
  • Then the pepper is dried in the sun, but this stage of harvesting and drying is very delicate because you must know that the red pepper will have its pericarp which can break naturally and very easily.

It is said that red pepper is a rare pepper because few producers produce it. 

As its name suggests, red pepper is not sold everywhere. 

It’s a safe bet that you don’t know red pepper.

It's a challenge for Arnaud to introduce you to incredible peppers  that you didn't even know existed. 

Arnaud likes to go in search of rare peppers. Macaco pepper in Brazil is the rarest pepper. But Arnaud discovered a rare red pepper, the red pepper of Minas Gerais, the rarity which will combine excellence.

The creator of Comptoir de Toamasina fell in love when he arrived in Brazil in 2013.

Piper is a fabulous spice for its variety and colors. 

You won't find any red pepper with the same aromatic power and flavor.

So don't hesitate to offer our world pepper box to take your straws on a journey and offer an incredible cake.

What does pepper and red pepper smell like?

The aromas coming from the pepper berries which are red in color will have notes depending on the terroir, warm with a touch of candied fruit, cocoa and citrus depending on the terroir. 

When we talk about red pepper, we don't see pepper very well. But then we discover a red pepper that reinvents the pepper in your kitchen

It is a pepper which will have a beautiful aromatic balance, a moderate spiciness, notes and an incredible length in the mouth.

It is a pepper which will have magical notes and above all which can be used from starter to dessert.

Arnaud travels the world in search of red peppers.

The success of our mill peppers is undoubtedly the best proof of their remarkable quality.

How to make red pepper ?

How to produce red pepper? How to grow pepper.

We are going to introduce you to the Art of Preparing Red Pepper.

The world of spices holds many surprises and among them, red pepper holds a particularly intriguing place.

How is this condiment with intense aromas and rich flavor created? How are green grains transformed into a sought-after and coveted spice? In this exciting exploration, we'll guide you through the steps of making red pepper, revealing the secrets of its preparation, from harvest to its arrival in your kitchen. Welcome to the captivating world of creating red pepper.

In Brazil, it is in the state of Espirito Santo that you will have the best region for growing pepper. You will discover how the state of Bahia will produce the rarest red pepper, why it is harvested at full maturity, from Cambodia to Madagascar, you will discover a unique pepper, it is nicknamed the connoisseur's pepper. The piperine it contains is less strong than black pepper. So we find out how it will be harvested and cultivated. 

  • Where does the pepper grow?  You need a tropical environment. With a tropical climate, hot and humid, it is preferred by the pepper-do-kingdom, which has a good development in regions with temperatures between 23 ºC and 28 ºC throughout the year, with regular rainfall and high relative humidity – above 80%. But the plant also tolerates cultivation in places where the minimum temperature remains at 15 ºC or in air-conditioned greenhouses. It's a bit like Papua vanilla in terms of its production.
  • You need a good tutor: Vivo da legumeidia gliricidia (Gliciridia sepium) and used by farmers in the region, is the most recommended for small producers, to reduce the cost of planting pepper by 28% and improve the condition from the ground, in addition to other benefits. Plant the seedlings 1-1.5 meters long at the beginning of the rainy season and for 40 days do not extract the shoots so that the trunk is rooted and thickened. After this period, remove the branches and shoots, leaving three or four branches above the trunk. Between late December and early January, cut all branches from the living stake, leaving it straighter. Carry out in February and March the first pruning and removal of branches and shoots, keeping the stake 2.5 to 3 meters high, and the second, in April or May, leaving two to four branches standing per gliricidia plant .
  • What PH of the soil to plant pepper? You need a pH of 5.5 to 6 to have a good pepper plantation
  • Spacing: The most used is 2 by 2 meters, 2.5 by 2.5 meters 
  • Irrigation: It is important to keep the soil moist, but not soaking it. You need 2 liters of water per day per plant
  • Production: It occurs approximately two years after the start of planting, its foot becomes adult at 5 years old.  
  • What soil for the pepper plant? Well-drained, deep, fertile soil  rich in material
  • The perfect climate: humid tropical, with a temperature between 23ºC and 28ºC Area

Red pepper is the final stage of maturation of the pepper plant. After 9 months, the pepper is harvested manually and the grains will simply be delicately dried in the sun then calibrated, debacterized and exported. 

How is red pepper prepared and dried ?

After harvest, red pepper, which is a crimson red color, is very fragile when harvested.

The pericarp is very friable. Here, the pepper will be delicately dried in the sun like black pepper so that the pericarp straightens and becomes hard and no longer breaks.

How to use red pepper? A pepper for savory and sweet cooking ?

The best method for using pepper is to grind or grind it before using it.

In fact, pepper powder, like other spices, expires and loses its taste properties. 

It is therefore recommended to buy it in grains and grind it using a pepper mill or a small mortar. Note that the peppercorns are also easily crushed with the flat side of a knife.

Cooking pepper is not recommended because it loses its flavor and can become bitter when exposed to high heat. To benefit from its fragrant richness, it must be sprinkled on the dish just before serving.

  • Green pepper and cream are often combined to produce sauces intended to accompany red meats. It has a moderate and very vegetal flavor it is the first stage of the harvest
  • White pepper has a delicate, fresh flavor that goes well with seafood, shellfish and other exquisite dishes, enhancing the smells without disguising them. Be careful, it has notes of civet and very animal. Only white Kampot pepper does not have its notes. This is the final stage of pepper maturation and above all the difference between red pepper and pepper is one loses its pericarp and the other keeps it.
  • Black pepper is the most popular type of pepper. It has a moderate spiciness level and fantastic aromatic depth. Warm in the mouth, it sometimes produces a very refreshing note. Black pepper is used on red meats and seafood. It is the best-selling pepper in the world.
  • Red pepper is a strong pepper whose heat is presented with finesse. It is the most powerful pepper. It complements goat cheese perfectly. It is a pepper that can be used from starter to dessert without any problem. This is the final stage of pepper maturation.

The essence of pepper in cooking, the creative touch to take your taste buds on a journey

Pepper in cooking is simply the little touch that will take your cooking from a classic recipe to a creative recipe.

Discover the best tips for using red pepper:

  • Determine the optimal amount of pepper: Adding a quality pepper can change the taste of a dish. It would be regrettable to settle for a mediocre or average variety. To exploit the full potential of this spice, you must abandon gray pepper (a dubious mixture) and grind it. Instead, you should use a mill to grind it as needed. Because the bigger the grain, the better your recipe will be.
  • (Good) red pepper does not sting: Quality pepper does not cause nasal irritation or sneezing. If so, it is either too old or contaminated with pepper powder. It should not be cooked to avoid making it spicy or irritating the intestines. By adding it at the last minute, you can maximize its taste
  • There are as many types of red pepper as there are wines, depending on the region: Some like woody flavors, while others choose vegetal, citrus or even candied fruit flavors. To identify your tastes, you must taste a variety of peppers and, of course, match your selection to the dishes served. 

The size and characteristics of our world red pepper

To have good red pepper at home, you first need a good spice researcher.

Arnaud selects his red pepper like a chef sommelier , he chooses his grands crus.

Each origin of red pepper will offer you a peppercorn with an intense, delicious and unique aroma each time. 

Star chefs do not compromise on quality and the great chefs in Belo Horizonte who trust Comptoir de Toamasina, motivate Arnaud to go further in his search for exceptional peppers and spices. 

When a great chef chooses vanilla and peppers from Comptoir de Toamasina in Brazil , Arnaud is certain that he is doing a remarkable job and encourages him to travel to the rarest pepper lands .

Red pepper is Arnaud Vanille's new passion and it is an extraordinary product . Depending on the country, each time you discover a red pepper plantation and see an importer of red pepper who presents his peppercorns, you discover characteristic and magical notes ranging from fruity notes to cocoa through candied fruits.

Arnaud will set up partnerships in Brazil with producer-collectors to offer you the finest red pepper.

The red pepper must have a density of 500 to 600g per liter, the grains must have a crimson red or even dark red color.  

With Comptoir de Toamasina's partnerships and expeditions across Brazil, you will discover that each red pepper that comes from a different plantation will have a unique aromatic amplitude on the nose depending on its region of production and its maturation. Because climatic conditions will vary depending on the state. The cerrado is different from the Amazon. 

So this is the result of an incredible selection, a red kampot pepper with a scent of magical cocoa and candied fruits. 

The notes of red pepper in Brazil offer notes of red fruits and slightly tangy. 

Every year, Arnaud does his best so that you can discover new aromatic palettes with red peppers.

The ambition of Arnaud, creator of Comptoir de Toamasina, is to offer his guests unique notes of vanilla and pepper.

In Brazil, A rnaud vanilla is formed in search of rare aromatic intensity for its peppers with sweet, feminine or wild notes for its red peppers. 

Year after year, new harvests from new countries will expand the range of red pepper from Comptoir de Toamasina, exceptional peppers .

By purchasing from Comptoir de Toamasina you are choosing an artisan and a spice researcher who will dedicate his life to the search for spices , growing vanilla and traveling to pepper plantations.

Red pepper is a grandiose pepper with magical aromatic power

When we get into the pepper of peppers, we know black pepper then white pepper, green pepper and rare peppers. But red pepper is little known and it is not found everywhere. 

Here we will tell you everything about red pepper. If you don't have red pepper, find out how to substitute red pepper .

Red pepper is a pepper with great aromatic power, it offers an intense spiciness and a scent of candied fruits, cocoa and a touch of caramel. 

It is a pepper that goes perfectly with poultry, marinated red meat, duck, salads and desserts. 

For us it is the best pepper in the world, the pepper with the most beautiful aromatic power and a pepper that goes off the beaten track.

WHERE TO BUY red pepper?

You want quality red pepper. 

The exceptional Toamasina red pepper store offers you the greatest peppers in the world, red peppers.

Arnaud works with the greatest chefs in Brazil and chefs in Belo Horizonte to select the finest peppercorns from the best red pepper importers.

Spices like red pepper, it is a pepper that comes from the final stage of maturation of the berry on the vine. 

The most famous is red pepper from Pondicherry, but the rarest red pepper in the world is exclusive to Comptoir de Toamasina: red pepper from Minas Gerais in Brazil. 

Buy quality red pepper at the best value for money at Comptoir de Toamasina.

The online store selling red pepper with incredible aromatic and tasty power.

How to store red pepper

To properly preserve your peppercorns and ensure that they do not lose their flavors, you must follow the same procedures as vanilla

Red pepper is a rare pepper and if it is not stored well it will lose all its flavor. 

To store red pepper, you can keep it in the bottles, pepper mill and sachets from Comptoir de Toamasina, excluding sachets per kilo. 

Then you will store it away from light and any temperature shock. 

Afterwards the pepper can be kept for years without problem.

How to use red pepper in cooking and desserts

Red Pepper: A Spice That Awakens the Taste Buds

Red pepper is the rarest pepper in the world, it does not sting but will have incredible aromatic power, discover the solutions for using it from chef Arnaud of Apogée Bar. 

The Best Uses of Red Pepper

  1. Season savory dishes : Red pepper is a great way to add a kick of heat to your savory dishes. Sprinkle it over scrambled eggs, pizza, pasta, or grilled vegetables to add heat and an extra dimension of flavor. But we love it in seafood. 

  2. Sauces and condiments : Red pepper is a key ingredient in many sauces, including Tabasco sauce. You can also add it to mustard, mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce for a spicy kick.

  3. Soups and broths : Add a pinch of red pepper to your soups, broths, or stews to enhance flavor. It goes particularly well with tomato and lentil soups.

  4. Marinades and rubs : Use red pepper in marinades for meats, fish, or tofu. Mix it with other spices, olive oil, garlic, and lemon to create a flavorful marinade.

  5. Desserts: Did you know that it is a pepper that replaces vanilla, so make an apple pie, vanilla ice cream with red pepper to take your taste buds on a journey through recipes with real aromatic power. So vanilla ice cream with red pepper, you will discover it on our blog. Do not forget that Kampot red pepper is a PGI pepper

Red Pepper FAQ

Red Pepper FAQ

1. What distinguishes Red Pepper from other varieties of pepper?

Red Pepper is distinguished by its unique fragrance and aromatic power. It is the result of the ultimate maturation of the peppercorn, which gives it incomparable flavors.

2. How can Red Pepper improve my dishes?

Red Pepper can transform your dishes into true works of culinary art. Its candied fruit notes will enhance your recipes like no other spice.

3. Where can I buy quality Red Pepper?

Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers an exceptional variety of Red Pepper, guaranteeing superior quality. Buy it online to experience culinary excellence.

4. How to use Red Pepper in cooking?

Red Pepper can be used to spice up a wide variety of dishes, ranging from meats to vegetables, including exotic dishes. Its unique taste will bring a touch of refinement to your culinary creations.

5. Is Red Pepper suitable for beginners in the kitchen?

Absolutely ! Red Pepper is simple to use and will bring an exceptional depth of flavor to your dishes, even if you are new to cooking. Try it and be surprised.

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