Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)
Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)
Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)
Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)
Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)
Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)

Sri Lanka White Pepper (Ceylon)

Sri Lanka white pepper (Ceylon) is a white pepper with a powerful nose and its animal flavor. It is balanced and very fine on the palate.

It is ideal for marrying vegetables and salads. It will do wonders on white meats and fish.

  • Pepper power: 7/10
  • Main notes: Camphorated and sweet, slightly floral
  • Use: White meats, vegetables and Sauces
  • Origin: Ceylon

Sri Lanka is an island known as Ceylon. It is highly known for its tea plantations. At Comptoir de Toamasina you will buy the best quality of white pepper in bulk at the best price. Discover our best white pepper selected by us.

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Le Comptoir de Toamasina, the specialist in white peppers , exceptional peppers  and  spices , is delighted to present  Ceylon White Pepper to you .

This pepper, originating from the fertile lands of Sri Lanka, is an invitation to rediscover pepper in a more elegant and refined form.

Sri Lankan peppers, like Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon black pepper are amazing spices. 

Each grain of this white pepper is a promise of a  unique taste experience . Imagine a symphony of flavors, where each note reveals a different subtlety: a delicately warm beginning, followed by a floral heart and a slightly woody finish. But since it is a white pepper, you always have animal, civet notes, to avoid that, you can buy white Kampot pepper.

But the peppercorn does not just accompany your dishes, it transforms them, giving them  unparalleled depth and complexity  .

At Comptoir de Toamasina, we are proud to work with  renowned chefs  and  innovative pastry chefs  in Brazil, who use our Ceylon White Pepper to push the boundaries of culinary creativity.

With this pepper, you will be able to create recipes that are not only a treat for the taste buds, but also for the soul.

We also offer you the opportunity to integrate this exceptional spice into your daily cooking with our  rechargeable pepper mill , designed and manufactured in the European Union.

Discover Ceylon White Peppercorns, available in various packaging sizes, from  200g sachets to kilos . Don't miss the opportunity to add this  singular spice  to your collection and travel through the flavors of the world, just like with our other treasures such as maniguette and Timut pepper.


Ceylon White Pepper , in France some sites will call it women's pepper or mountain pepper , but we never saw it nicknamed during Arnaud's visit to Sri Lanka in 2014.   

This spice is carefully cultivated on the island of Sri Lanka. Coming from the Piper Nigrum vine of the Piperaceae family, it is cultivated until the final stage of ripening of the berry.

The harvest of Sri Lankan White Pepper is carried out when the berries are fully ripe and of a bright red color. It is then washed and scalded in water, allowing the pericarp to be easily removed to leave only the whitish seed, the heart of the white pepper. 

The berries are carefully sorted to classify them in size.

The white pepper is then dried.

The island of Sri Lanka, known for its Ceylon tea plantations, is now also distinguished by its world-famous peppers. 


Here we will explain to you how pepper is grown. In Brazil and Madagascar Arnaud will train in pepper cultivation.
First of all, we will talk about the climatic conditions, then the growing and drying methods for the different colors of peppercorns. 

Optimal Cultivation Conditions

  • Soil : Requires well-drained, deep, fertile soil rich in organic matter.
  • Climate : Prefers a humid tropical climate, with temperatures between 23°C and 28°C.
  • Space : Can be grown in tight spaces, but requires staking for optimal growth.
  • Harvest : Starts from the second year, with maximum production after the third year.
  • Cost : The cost of a plant varies between 0.4 euros to 0.6 euros, here we are talking about Brazil.

How to Start Your Pepper Plantation

Selection of Plants : Obtain healthy and vigorous plants from reputable nurseries. Popular varieties include apra, bragantina, cingapura, guajarina, iaçará, kottanadan and kuthiravally.

Climatic Conditions : The pepper tree flourishes in a tropical, hot and humid climate, with annual temperatures between 23°C and 28°C, high relative humidity (above 80%) and regular rainfall. It can also tolerate minimum temperatures of 15°C or be grown in a greenhouse. A bit like vanilla from Madagascar.

Use of Stakes : For reduced cost and better soil quality, live stakes such as gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) must be used. Plant gliricidia cuttings 1 to 1.5 meters long at the start of the rainy season in holes 50 cm deep with a spacing of 2 x 2 meters. Prune and maintain the stakes regularly to ensure straight and vigorous growth.

Planting Process : Plant young pepper plants in January and February, in cloudy or rainy weather, in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6. Plant the plants 15 cm from the stakes, in holes of 40x40x40cm. Cover them with palm leaves for 15 days to acclimatize them and tie them to the stakes with plastic strips or twine, adjusting the ties as they grow.

Ideal Spacing : Use spacings of 2 x 2 meters, 2.5 x 2.5 meters or 2 x 3 meters for wooden stakes. For gliricidia stakes, adopt a spacing of 2.5 x 2.5 meters in a single row or 2.2 x 2.2 x 4 meters in a double row.

Irrigation : Ensure regular irrigation to keep the soil moist, without saturation. Use suitable systems such as hoses, micro-sprinklers or a drip system, ensuring that each plant receives around 2 liters of water per day.

Pepper Production and Harvesting 

Production begins approximately two years after planting and reaches its full potential from the third year, lasting up to 20 years with good maintenance. Two annual harvests are possible in suitable climates with irrigation. Manual fruit harvesting takes place from July to November.

Preparation of Different Types of Pepper

Green pepper :

  • Harvest the ears when the fruits are two thirds of their development.
  • Preparation methods:
    • Salting with various concentrations of salt and citric/acetic acid, followed by pasteurization or maceration.
  • Vacuum pack for marketing.

Black pepper :

  • Harvest the fruits when they are fully developed.
  • Dry the beaten fruit mechanically or manually, stirring regularly for even drying.

White pepper :

  • Harvest the fruits when they are yellowish or red.
  • Macerate the cobs in tanks of water, adding limestone to avoid bad odors.
  • Dry in the sun after maceration.

Red pepper :

  • Harvest the red to slightly purple fruits.
  • Treat them the same as green pepper.

By following these practices, you can produce high-quality Selim pepper, suitable for a variety of culinary and commercial uses, ensuring successful and profitable cultivation.


Ceylon white pepper, harvested on the island of Sri Lanka, is a spice of remarkable finesse. With a powerful nose and an animal flavor, we find the name civet but it is distinguished by its balance and delicacy on the palate. Its camphorous and sweet, slightly floral notes make it an ideal companion for white meats, vegetables and sauces. Less spicy than black pepper, Ceylon white pepper offers a subtle taste experience, where the strength is tempered by an almost refreshing sweetness.


But how to use Ceylon white pepper, you will discover a pepper which will have a touch of exoticism, a unique flavor which will make you explore the world of spices and aromatics in different ways. We like it in white sauces because it doesn't color. We like to crush it with a mortar. It's a good white pepper.

An ideal pepper for:

  • Fish and Seafood:  A pinch of Ceylon white pepper will enhance a fillet of salmon or a plate of scallops, bringing a spicy touch with finesse.
  • Poultry:  Incorporate it into your marinades or sprinkle it on your roast chicken for a crispy and fragrant skin.
  • Red Meat:  Dare to pair it with tournedos or beef carpaccio for an explosion of flavors in the mouth.
  • Vegetables:  It will delicately enhance the flavor of grilled vegetables or creamy purees.
  • Desserts:  For the more adventurous, a touch of Ceylon white pepper in a chocolate mousse or on fresh strawberries will reveal unexpected aromas.

To Go Further: Discover exclusive recipes on our blog where Ceylon white pepper is king. Let yourself be guided by our advice and transform each meal into an unforgettable gastronomic experience.


  1. Grilled Shrimp with Ceylon White Pepper  Marinate 500g of peeled shrimp with 1 teaspoon of ground Ceylon white pepper, the juice of a lemon, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Let sit for 30 minutes then grill until golden brown. Serve with a cream and white pepper sauce.

  2. Ceylon White Pepper Risotto  Prepare a classic risotto by adding 1 teaspoon of ground Ceylon white pepper at the end of cooking. Pepper will bring a spicy and refined touch to this creamy Italian dish.

  3. Ceylon White Pepper Steak  Rub a beef steak with ground Ceylon white pepper and salt. Cook it to your liking. Deglaze the pan with a little cognac, add cream and reduce to obtain a creamy sauce.

  4. Roasted Chicken with Ceylon White Pepper  Season a whole chicken with Ceylon white pepper, thyme, and salt. Roast it in the oven and baste it regularly with its cooking juices. Serve with roasted potatoes.

  5. Arugula Salad with Ceylon White Pepper  Mix arugula with slices of parmesan, toasted pine nuts, and season with a vinaigrette of Ceylon white pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

  6. Pumpkin Soup with Ceylon White Pepper  Cook pumpkin with an onion, vegetable stock and season with Ceylon white pepper. Blend until you obtain a smooth soup. Serve with a spoonful of crème fraîche.

  7. Salmon Tartare with Ceylon White Pepper  Finely chop fresh salmon, mix with shallot, lemon juice, dill, Ceylon white pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve chilled with toast.

  8. Chocolate Mousse and Ceylon White Pepper  Prepare a classic chocolate mousse and add a pinch of Ceylon white pepper before leaving to rest in the refrigerator. Pepper will add a surprising spicy note to this dessert.


eylon White Pepper should be stored in a dry place , away from light and any sudden temperature variation to keep its aroma and flavor intact. Our packaging is specially designed to preserve the quality of this exceptional pepper.   

To learn more about preserving spices, we invite you to consult our series of reports on our blog and our YouTube channel, where you will find advice on preserving vanilla.


Le Comptoir de Toamasina is proud to offer you Ceylon White Pepper at the best value for money.

After discovering our selection of Ceylon white pepper, it is natural to want to acquire it in larger quantities to fully appreciate its delicate aromas.

This is why we suggest you buy Ceylon White Pepper by the kilo. We offer different formats adapted to the needs of both demanding restaurateurs and enlightened lovers of pepper and spices.

Opt to purchase Ceylon White Pepper by the kilo in our packages ranging from 200g to 5kg. Enjoy the best value for money for this exceptional spice.

We are in the process of preparing a video dedicated to Ceylon White Pepper. In the meantime, let yourself be transported by “L’Envol”, our video which takes you to the heart of the shipment of spices to Brazil.

Native country
Sri Lanka
Piper Nigrum
Ceylon white pepper
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Bottle, Mill or Bag
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