Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo
Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo
Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo
Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo
Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo
Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo

Red Szechuan Pepper by the Kilo

Red Sichuan Pepper ,  more than just a pepper, is an invitation to a sensory journey. Originally from the lands of China, more precisely from Sichuan or Bhutan, this unique berry is distinguished by its preliminary woody notes which pave the way for an intense and enveloping flavor. Its aroma, remarkably lemony with a resinous touch, awakens the senses.

Fresh, fruity and slightly spicy, Sichuan Peper also offers a subtle bitterness which makes it a condiment of choice. It goes perfectly with a multitude of dishes, whether savory or sweet, bringing a touch of exoticism and warmth. Ideal for gourmets looking for bold flavors, red Sichuan Peper is a must-have to enhance your culinary creations.  

  • Bay Power:  8/10
  • Main Notes:  A burst of flavors with citrus and floral notes
  • Use:  Savory and sweet cooking
  • Origin: China - Bhutan

Purchase of Red Sichuan Pepper by the kilo.




Buy Sichuan Red berry by the Kilo at Comptoir de Toamasina, the specialist in unique and exceptional peppers. 

Red Sichuan Bay , also known as Sichuan pepper throughout the world, but this term has been banned in France since 1945. 

It finds its origins in the Sichuan region of China , not far from Tibet. It comes from the shrub called “ Zanthoxylum piperitum ”, which produces reddish berries with a unique taste, both spicy and lemony, but also green. 

This berry is widely used in Chinese and Asian cuisine to flavor meat, fish, vegetable, rice and even dessert dishes.

It is the cousin of the timut berry and a distant cousin of pepper.

Its history dates back to Antiquity, where it was already used in China more than 3,000 years ago for its culinary and medicinal properties.  

Chinese emperors considered it a prized ingredient and frequently used it to flavor imperial court dishes.

For more history, discover our blog.

Over time, red Sichuan pepper spread throughout Asia, becoming a popular ingredient in the cuisine of many countries, including Japan and Korea. Today, it is also appreciated in Western cuisine, where it brings an exotic and spicy touch to dishes.

In addition to its culinary qualities, the Sichuan berry is used in perfumery for its unique aromas.

At Comptoir de Toamasina, we offer you a Red Sichuan Bay which has been selected for its unique flavors to enhance and take your cuisine and cocktails on a journey. 

Since 2010, we have been offering you the finest spices for a journey into a unique world. 


Sichuan Berry, also known as Sichuan Red Pepper, is a valuable aromatic spice native to the mountains of the Sichuan region of China. To better understand and appreciate this unique spice, let's explore its history, growth and harvest.

What is Sichuan Bay?

Sichuan berry comes from the shrub “Zanthoxylum piperitum”. It comes in the form of small reddish berries, with a taste that is both spicy and lemony. It is this combination of flavors that makes it so special and sought after in Asian and Western cuisines.

Comment does she grow?

Sichuan Bay thrives in the Sichuan Mountains, where the climate and soil create ideal conditions for its development. The shrub is hardy and able to withstand harsh conditions, thriving particularly well at high altitudes. Its dark green leaves contrast beautifully with the bright red berries as they ripen.

Harvesting red Sichuan pepper

The harvest of this berry is a magical and crucial moment. In France, if you have them in your garden, you will use scissors or their fingers with dexterity, taking care to avoid the thorny branches of the shrub. You are going to harvest the berries. Fall is the ideal season for harvesting, when the berries have reached maturity and their flavor is at its peak.

drying in the sun

After harvest, you will spread the berries out in the sun to dry them. This process helps preserve their unique aroma and crunchy texture. Imagine the scent of the mountains that nourished these shrubs if you bought them, or your garden in summer, impregnating each berry with their essence.

A unique sensory experience

Tasting Sichuan red pepper is taking a trip to the heart of the Chinese mountains to see if you have grown it in your garden.

Why there are Green or Red Sichuan berries

The green Sichuan berries are picked before they reach full maturity. They exude an invigorating scent, dominated by scents of eucalyptus and citrus fruits, evoking dried black lemon and kaffir lime. In contrast, Sichuan red berries are harvested when they are fully ripe, just as their shells begin to open, releasing the two black seeds inside.


But how to use red Sichuan berry in cooking? I invite you to discover my secrets for growing to use this unique berry:

Seasoned marinades  :

  • Sichuanese Chicken  : Mix ground Sichuan pepper with soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and sesame oil for a marinade that will give your chicken deep flavor and a touch of heat.

Fragrant oils and dressings  :

  • Sichuan Dressing for Salads  : Infuse olive oil with cracked Sichuan pepper, rice vinegar, a little sugar and soy sauce for a dressing that will liven up any green or Asian salad.

Sublimated grilled vegetables  :

  • Sichuan Asparagus  : After grilling asparagus, roll it in a mixture of Sichuan pepper, salt and olive oil for a crispy and spicy side dish.

Soups and spicy sauces  :

  • Sichuan Sauce for Dumplings  : Combines Sichuan pepper with soy sauce, sesame oil, Chinese black vinegar, garlic and ginger for an irresistible dipping sauce.

Flavored desserts  :

  • Sichuan Crème Brûlée  : Incorporate a pinch of finely ground Sichuan pepper into your crème brûlée preparation for a traditional dessert with a surprising spicy kick.


Arnaud Sion, specialist in the purchase of peppers and vanilla, offers you  red Sichuan berries  by the kilo, with the  best quality-price ratio . Discover the unique flavor of this spice and add a touch of exoticism to your dishes! 

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Native country
China or Bhutan
Zanthoxylum piperitum
Red Sichuan Pepper
Bottle, Mill and Bag
Preparation / Delivery
Preparation within 24 hours - Delivery within 48 hours
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