Sao Tome White Pepper
Sao Tome White Pepper
Sao Tome White Pepper
Sao Tome White Pepper

Sao Tome White Pepper

Here's an island that's better known for its cocoa beans than its peppers. On the island of Sao Tomé et Principe, you'll discover vanilla and pepper, two new flavors. We discovered an importer of Sao Tomé et Principe pepper in France to introduce you to a great pepper. Perfectly elegant, it offers a fresh, lively white pepper with a hint of lemon. It's the ideal white pepper to complement your pepper range with Madagascar black pepper.

  • Pepper strength: 6/10
  • Main notes: Camphoraceous and citrus.
  • Use: White meats, vegetables and sauces
  • Origin: Sao Tomé

Le Comptoir de Toamasina specializes in the sale of rare peppers and pepper mills.




São Tomé white pepper , native to the small, lush island located in the Gulf of Guinea, is a gem among  peppers . Harvested traditionally on this island off the coast of Gabon, one of the smallest countries, this pepper is known for its subtle aromas and lemony flavor that goes perfectly with white meats, white sauces, and even fruit. sea.     

This exceptional pepper , dried in the sun, is less concentrated in piperine, thus offering a sweet and subtle flavor that delights the palate without overpowering. It is ideal to accompany delicate poultry, enhance the taste of fresh goat cheese or bring an exotic touch to a simple cucumber.   

Comptoir de Toamasina is proud to present this white pepper from São Tomé , cultivated in accordance with organic or conventional agriculture which will guarantee a pepper with exceptional aromas .   

Each resealable bag ensures the freshness of these precious grains, carefully picked by expert pickers, heirs of a culture that goes back several generations.

Discover the history of white pepper  and how it became a staple of global gastronomy. Let yourself be transported by the fresh and fruity notes of this pepper, which goes well with red meats and intense vegetables, while being an excellent base for sauces.  

To learn more about this culinary treasure, read our article on pepper colors and different ways to dry pepper .    

Chef Arnaud from Apogée Bar invites you to explore the ways of working this pepper in your recipes and to discover the most beautiful culinary creations to take your taste buds on a journey with  São Tomé white pepper.


São Tomé white pepper is a spice prized by chefs, gourmets and lovers of delicate and authentic flavors.  

Our store, specialist in the sale of pepper, offers you this exceptional pepper in various packages adapted to all needs and offering the best quality-price ratio.

The price of São Tomé white pepper per kilo is 36.93 euros, an ideal price for restaurateurs and chefs. For white pepper enthusiasts, this format is perfect, with ideal consumption within 2 years of opening.  

We offer a range of packaging for our São Tomé white peppercorns : packaged in bottles, by the kilo or in refillable pepper mills, to satisfy all your culinary requirements.  

This elite pepper is also part of our World Pepper Box , a collection that celebrates international flavors. 

By choosing to buy our  São Tomé white pepper , you will receive grains of exceptional quality, with a delicately wrinkled color, promising an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Discover inspiring recipes on our blog, accompanied by advice from chef Arnaud of Apogée Bar.


São Tomé white pepper, heir to a captivating history, finds its origins on the eponymous island, discovered in 1470 by Portuguese navigators who gave it the name Saint Thomas. This island, cradle of this prized spice, saw the rise of its culture from the beginning of the 20th century, mainly through modest family farms and cooperatives, thus preserving its artisanal character and the remarkable quality of its white pepper.

The careful harvesting of white pepper is done by hand, when the berries reach full maturity. A delicate treatment immediately follows: a brief scalding to remove the pericarp, followed by drying in the sun which fully releases their distinctive aroma. This traditional method, combined with the island's ideal climatic conditions, gives São Tomé white pepper its refined taste and unique characteristics.

Despite modest production, São Tomé and Príncipe pepper remains a valuable product on the global market, symbolizing the agricultural heritage, identity and economic autonomy of the island. Historically, the island has been a center of spice trade, with pepper becoming a symbol of its natural wealth and biodiversity.

Pepper cultivation in São Tomé and Príncipe is closely linked to its Portuguese colonial past and post-colonial development. After independence in 1975, pepper, along with cocoa and coffee, remained a key crop for the local economy, contributing to the livelihood of rural communities and for export.

Additionally, pepper has cultural significance as a quality, organic export product, embodying the island's commitment to sustainable and ethical agricultural practices. The organic pepper and vanilla export cooperative of São Tomé and Príncipe (CEPIBA) plays a crucial role in the economic development and professionalization of organic sectors, thus improving the living conditions of small farmers and artisanal fishermen.


São Tomé white pepper , a burst of fresh and herbaceous flavors, is a rare gem of gastronomy, capable of transforming a simple meal into an extraordinary taste journey. Born in the lush lands of São Tomé and Príncipe, this African gem is carefully picked and bathed in the sun until it reveals its intoxicating scent and delicate heat. 

In the world of savory dishes, it blends elegantly into the fabric of juicy red meats , delicately marinated fish and crunchy vegetables . Imagine a zucchini pan, where each bite, sprinkled with freshly ground white pepper, dances on your palate, releasing notes both sweet and spicy. On a slice of crusty bread, creamy goat cheese meets the aromatic explosion of crushed peppercorns, providing a bold contrast that awakens the senses.    

And what about desserts? Where sugar reigns, white pepper from São Tomé brings a touch of magic. A sprinkle on a  tropical fruit salad  or mixed with a  dark chocolate sauce  reveals unsuspected depths, transforming each dessert into a discovery, an adventure where each flavor is a destination.


Sao Tome pepper is a white pepper that is versatile and more than Penja white pepper. 

Discover the 8 recipes that I recommend and that you will discover on my blog: 

  • Sublimated Steak with São Tomé White Pepper: Grill your steak over high heat until golden brown, then add a generous coating of freshly ground São Tomé white pepper for an unmistakable exotic flavor. Accompany it with a creamy sauce subtly combining pepper and cognac, thus offering a perfect taste harmony.

  • Grilled Salmon, Subtly Seasoned with White Pepper: Season your salmon steaks with a delicate touch of crushed São Tomé white pepper before grilling them in a pan until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. . Serve them with a lemon butter sauce for a balanced and refined taste experience.

  • Creamy Risotto, Enhanced with White Pepper and Parmesan: Prepare a velvety risotto by adding a subtle note of white São Tomé pepper to enhance the rich flavors of Parmesan and wild mushrooms, providing an unforgettable culinary experience.

  • Herb-Roasted Chicken Delicately Seasoned with White Pepper: Before roasting your chicken, infuse it with a blend of fresh herbs, São Tomé white pepper, thyme and rosemary for an explosion of aromatic flavors in every bite , thus guaranteeing juicy and fragrant meat.

  • Pumpkin Velouté with Exotic Notes of White Pepper: Bring a touch of exoticism to your pumpkin velouté by adding a subtle pinch of white São Tomé pepper at the end of cooking, thus enhancing the flavor of this traditional dish with a delicious spicy touch .

  • Beef Tartare, Finely Seasoned with São Tomé White Pepper: Make a refined beef tartare by finely chopping quality meat and seasoning it with São Tomé white pepper, shallot, parsley, a fillet olive oil and an egg yolk for a sophisticated and balanced taste experience.

  • Chocolate Mousse, Subtly Seasoned with White Pepper: Surprise your guests by incorporating a subtle touch of white São Tomé pepper into your chocolate mousse, adding a spicy and intriguing note to this classic dessert, for a taste experience full of nuances.

  • Tropical Fruit Salad, Enhanced with São Tomé White Pepper Syrup: Elevate a simple fresh fruit salad by garnishing it with a light syrup infused with São Tomé white pepper, offering an explosion of tropical and exotic flavors to every bite, for an unforgettable culinary journey.

 With its unique aromas, I recommend pepper for baking. Sao-tomé white pepper is a fruit of the piper nigrum, this piper will make green, black, red and white pepper. 


São Tomé white pepper, with its delicate notes and captivating fragrance, deserves special attention to preserve its superior quality. Here's how to pamper this spicy treasure:

  1. Protect from light  : Store your pepper in an opaque container to protect it from the sun's rays which could alter its aromas.

  2. Dry  : Make sure the pepper is stored in a dry place, away from humidity, to prevent it from clumping or molding.

  3. Room temperature  : A stable and moderate temperature is ideal for storing pepper without risk of deterioration.

  4. Whole grain  : Pepper retains its flavors best when stored as whole grain and ground only when ready to use.

  5. Airtight container  : Use an airtight container to prevent air from entering and escaping, which preserves the strength of its flavors.

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Piper Nigrum
Sao Tome White Pepper
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