Saint Mathieu Black Pepper - Brazil
Saint Mathieu Black Pepper - Brazil
Saint Mathieu Black Pepper - Brazil
Saint Mathieu Black Pepper - Brazil

Saint Mathieu Black Pepper - Brazil

Le Comptoir de Toamasina is the first online pepper store in France to offer Saint Mathieu black pepper, and above all our Comptoir offers the widest choice of Brazilian pepper. Brazil is a new land of pepper, and Espirito Santo is the country's leading producer of peppercorns.

  • Pepper strength: 9.5/10
  • Main notes: A wild, woody, lemony pepper.
  • Use: Ideal for meats
  • Origin: Espirito-Santo - Brazil

Saint Mathieu black pepper is one of the world's strongest peppers. Buy the best quality black pepper in France. The spiciest, most aromatic black pepper in our range.

Ideal for replacing Madagascar black pepper.




Discover the excellence of Saint Mathieu Black Pepper from Brazil, an exclusivity from Comptoir de Toamasina . Our founder, Arnaud, traveled throughout Brazil to select the most exquisite spices, and it was in the state of Espirito Santo , known for being the first producer of premium pepper, that he discovered our black pepper exceptional.   

Unlike Belém pepper, commonly used in Brazil, Saint Mathieu Black Pepper is distinguished by its strength in the mouth and its intense aromas. Cultivated in a fertile micro-region, just 20 km from the coast, crossed by the Rio Matheus, this pepper is the result of meticulous hand picking and natural drying in the sun in a greenhouse.  

Enriched by the fertile lands of Espirito Santo , our black pepper reveals woody, lemony and wild notes, offering a taste experience that transports you directly to the heart of Brazil. It is the essential ingredient to awaken your dishes with authenticity and intensity.

We also invite you to explore our selection of tonka beans from Brazil and black pepper from Rio Tocantins , culinary treasures that will delight spice lovers.   

Saint Mathieu Black Pepper :   an invitation to a journey of the senses, available exclusively at  Le Comptoir de Toamasina.


Origin and History of Pimenta-do-Reino

Pimenta do Reino as it is called in Brazil, or black pepper, is native to the tropical regions of India. The history of this spice dates back thousands of years, making it one of the oldest and most valuable spices known to mankind.

Value and Use

For centuries, black pepper has been an extremely valuable commodity, used as currency and often referred to as "black gold." It is extracted from the fruits of a climbing plant, Piper nigrum, belonging to the Piperaceae family.

Worldwide distribution

Portuguese explorers played a crucial role in introducing black pepper from India to other parts of the world during the Great Discoveries of the 15th and 16th centuries. Since then, its cultivation has spread to various tropical regions, including Brazil, where it has found ideal growing conditions.

Importance in Brazil

In Brazil, black pepper has taken on particular importance in the north of the country, notably in the State of Pará and in Espírito Santo, becoming a significant agricultural product.

Introduction and Development to Espírito Santo

The cultivation of black pepper began in Espírito Santo around 1818, with the arrival of Portuguese immigrants who brought seeds from India. Favorable climate and soil conditions allowed a rapid expansion of production.

Interesting facts

The black pepper plant is a vine that grows on trees, requiring a tropical climate to thrive. Contrary to what its name might suggest, it is not related to peppers (Capsicum) known for their heat. Black pepper is primarily appreciated for its aroma rather than its spiciness and is one of the most widely consumed spices in the world.

Production and Export

In 2023, from January to October, the State of Espírito Santo accounted for 66% of revenues from Brazilian black pepper exports. More than 67% of the total volume exported by Brazil comes from this region. In 2022, Espírito Santo already represented 60% of the exported volume and 59% of the commercial value, according to data from the Data Management and Analysis of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Supply, Aquaculture and Fishing (GDN/Seag), based on statistics from Agrostat/Mapa and Comexstat/MDIC. From January to October 2023, 43.9 thousand tons were shipped to 72 countries, generating $133.1 million. The previous year, 51.5 thousand tons were exported to 77 countries, worth $181.9 million.

Local Production

Espírito Santo has approximately 11,700 farms dedicated to growing black pepper, representing 11% of the state's farms. Family farming constitutes 76% of these establishments. The cultivated area is expected to reach 19,685 hectares in 2023, marking an increase of 1.2% compared to 2022. Black pepper is traditionally grown in the north of the state and is present in 45 capixabas municipalities. São Mateus is the main producing municipality, with 35% of state production, followed by Jaguaré (12%), Vila Valério (9.8%), Rio Bananal (8%) and Nova Venécia (5.6%) ).


Saint Mathieu Black Pepper offers a multitude of culinary uses that will appeal to spice lovers. Here are some ideas for incorporating it into your recipes:

  • Meat seasoning : This pepper imparts a rich, spicy flavor to grilled, roasted or simmered meats. Its complex aroma enhances dishes based on beef, lamb, pork and poultry.
  • Sauces and marinades : Add this pepper to your sauces, marinades and salad dressings for a spicy and fragrant touch. It goes particularly well with garlic, ginger and lemon.
  • Exotic dishes : Perfect for recipes inspired by Brazilian, Indian or Asian cuisines, Saint Mathieu black pepper can be used in curries, seafood dishes, soups and stews.
  • Cheeses and cold meats : Its powerful aroma combines harmoniously with mature cheeses and cold meats. Sprinkle it over hard cheeses or incorporate it into a meat terrine.
  • Pastry : Don’t hesitate to include it in your desserts! Saint Mathieu black pepper brings a surprising note to sweet creations such as chocolates, truffles and cakes.


Le Comptoir de Toamasina  is your undisputed specialist in the purchase, import and export of black pepper from Brazil . Thanks to our company located in the heart of Brazil, we are not only wholesalers of whole black pepper but also first choice suppliers in France. 

Our expertise and passion for spices allow us to select the best peppercorns, directly from local producers. We ensure traceability and impeccable quality, from the field to your table.

Whether you are a gastronomy professional or an enlightened amateur, we offer you access to a range of exceptional black peppers, harvested and dried using traditional methods which preserve their powerful aromas and spicy flavors.

Trust  Le Comptoir de Toamasina , your privileged partner to discover and integrate the best of Brazilian black pepper into your culinary creations.

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Piper nigrum
Black Pepper from Brazil
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