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Piment d'Espelette AOC/PDO (Espelette Pepper)

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Piment d'Espelette - authentic, ground Espelette pepper made from the famous peppers grown near the town of Espelette in the Basque region of South West France. The AOC seal on the jar containing this pepper certifies its origin as pure Piment d'Espelette.  

Piment d'Espelette is widely used in Basque cooking and this delicious mild ground red powdered pepper adds a wonderful smoky flavour to wide range of dishes. Try using as you would black pepper in the same proportions. It is spicy and intense without being overpowering.

Don't be taken in by imposters: you will often see inferior ground red pepper being sold as espelette but unless it has the distinctive AOC/PDO logo on it in traditional Basque red, greeen and white colours it isn't the real thing! Each batch of espelette pepper is sampled by an inspection body, CERTISUD, before being submitted to a jury of producers, cooks and tasters, who will grade the product according to an evaluation grid for factors including visual, olfactory and sensory criteria. Only if the product is then authorized PDO can it may be marketed as PDO Espelette pepper.

We buy our PDO espelette pepper products direct from an award-winning producer in the small town of Ainhoa, in the heart of the Basque Country who grow Espelette Pepper on plots of land approved by the National Institute of Protected Designation of Origin.


Gaec Segida

Product of France

Ingredients: 100% Piment d'Espelette AOC/PDO

Code [601-000-001]

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