What is Pink Peppercorn?

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


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

4 thoughts

  1. Fun to know the details! Love your “mission statement” – I love all things food as well 🙂 went to a Bulk Barn when we were in Canada a few summers ago and fell head over heels in love. Wish we had those in the U.S. I have a good friend who lives here with her family as her husband got a job here. She told me about BB and I joke that we should work together to bring the stores to America 🙂

    1. You should. That sounds like a really good idea. I wouldn’t mind a bulk barn store for myself. The only problem is my little city here already has 3 bulk barn stores and so it’s overcrowded. I would have to move away from here and find a less congested area. Have a great weekend, ahead.

    1. What exactly do you use them for? I bought them because I needed to take this photo. Can you give me tips on how and when to use them? Thanks!

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