Muntok White Peppercorn
Ingredients: Hand-Picked Muntok White Peppercorn
4 oz (115g) $5.75 / 1lb (16oz) $18
In the hills behind the village of Muntok, on the Indonesian island of Bangka pepper farmers climb traditional bamboo tripods and hand-pick fruit spikes of red ripe pepper berries. The fruit spikes are packed into rice sacks and soaker in slow running streams of water that come down off the mountains above. 7 days later the outermost skin of the pepper has disintegrated and the peppercorns are piled together for a traditional trampling called "nari mareca" or the Pepper Dance. The dancing separates the peppercorns from the fruit spike and after a final washing the berries are left to dry in the sun where they will bleach to a whitish-cream.
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