Schinus molle L.
Mango Family: (Anacardiaceae)
Pink peppercorn is also known as Peruvian pepper, American pepper or false pepper,
Pink peppercorn is not a true peppercorn. It’s the dried ripened fruit of the Schinus molle tree (Californian Pepper Tree).
Schinus molle is in the same family as cashew nut and mango (Family Anacardiaceae).
The fruits have a strong peppery taste when crushed. I bought mine at the bulk barn store in Canada but I’ve not yet used them. I have checked the website but they do not have suggestions on how to use them. Have you used these beauties? give me suggestions on how to use them.
The tree is also known as: Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, molle del Peru, pepper tree, peppercorn tree, Californian pepper tree, pirul and Peruvian mastic tree