Freshest Pepper from the Farm to Your Table!
These lovingly raised peppercorns hail from Kerala, India. They are organically grown and carefully harvested in the Wynad (or Wayanad) district of Kerala. This area is known for producing India's finest pepper. What makes these peppercorns so special is their extended time on the vine. Most pepper is harvested when green. Parameswaran, the owner of the small plantation in the Wynad where he lives with his family, allows his pepper to grow until the berries are reddish and fully ripe. This makes harvesting more difficult because the vines must be picked numerous times as the berries ripen, not one time when all are green. After harvesting, the peppercorns are sun- dried, then packaged to preserve their peak flavor and scent. The time and work is well worth it, as the berries have big, intense, complex flavor.
The production of pepper of this quality is demanding and labor intensive. In the Wynad many households will pick a small quantity of these ripened berries for their private use, but Parameswaran is the only exporter of this fully-ripened pepper, making it rare and revered in the United States and around the world. Parameswaran's Special Wynad Pepper was featured as one of the best by Cook's Illustrated in 2008 and it still holds that accolade.
We are pleased to be the exclusive US distributor of this outstanding pepper. We offer whole black peppercorns in 75 gram black bags, as well as larger quantities in our clear bulk zip bags.
- Organically Grown
- Fully ripended to red berries
For best flavor and potency when not using, keep tightly closed in a cool, dark cupboard away from direct heat or sunlight.
Featured in the November 2008 issue of Cooks Illustrated!
Customer for life!
Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2014
If there's better pepper out there, I haven't tasted it. Been using it for years.
The only pepper in our house
Posted by Unknown on 7th Mar 2014
Just enough heat; just enough spice. Lingers on the palate like a good wine. Always use a coarse grind or just crack it. Brings out the flavor of a steak done on a charcoal grill as nothing else does.
excellent and recommended purchase
Posted by Unknown on 15th Feb 2014
This is the best white pepper that I have ever purchased. A far as taste goes, this white pepper's characteristics are very similar to the Special Wynad Black Pepper. Full bodied, aromatic and fully covers the palate with glorious flavor more than just heat. Highly recommended.
Posted by Frank on 1st Jan 2014
Great fresh pepper taste! Well worth the cost with quality like this.
Posted by KRS on 10th Dec 2013
Excellent. The flavor takes a couple of seconds to develop, and the grains are small, so it needs to be ground fairly fine.