Green Szechuan Peppercorns (3 oz)
This item is available throughout the year, and we proudly regard it as a staple of our catalog. If it is not in stock at the moment, it will likely be replenished soon.
These peppercorns are freshly harvested and de-seeded in 2022.
Even among the diverse powerhouse that is Chinese cuisine, the Szechuan region is so distinctive, bold, and iconic that it is rightfully considered a genre unto itself. Although an unpacking of its significance requires more space than we have here, it’s fair to say that the Szechuan pepper is the key foundational ingredient — a core block on which so much else is built.
Fundamentally, Szechuan peppercorns are the berries of certain species of prickly ash, and they’re actually more closely related to citrus or rue than traditional peppercorns. Their sensory hallmark is the tingling sensation they produce on the palate, and the way this tactile eccentricity enhances and engages with any web of flavors around it is what makes them such a uniquely special ingredient. These green peppercorns were harvested and de-seeded this year, and come from a different species of prickly ash than the slightly more common red Szechuan peppercorns. They are known for having a more intensely citrusy fragrance than their red counterparts, and their “numbing” quality is more exaggerated as well.
How It Arrives
If stored in a cool, dry place, this item will maintain its quality for several months or even years. Please refer to the language on your item's packaging or contact us directly to confirm the precise longevity of your item.
This item will be sent to you via ground shipping. However, if combined with a perishable item, we will ship the entire order overnight to ensure your perishable items' quality. Exceptionally large shipments may incur additional charges.