Cookbook:Ashanti Pepper

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Ashanti Pepper
CategoryHerbs and spices

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Ashanti pepper is a common name for the plant Piper guineense, which may also be called uziza or Benin pepper. It is related to black pepper.


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Like black pepper, ashanti pepper has a spicy flavor, though it is somewhat fruity as well.[1] Its leaves, which are sometimes called 'hot leaf', are also spicy.[2]

Selection and storage

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The dried seeds should be kept in an airtight container away from moisture. The leaves can be kept frozen.[2]

Both the seeds and leaves of ashanti pepper are used as a spice.


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  1. "From the Spice Cupboard: Ashanti Pepper". Kitchn. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  2. a b "Uziza". Retrieved 2023-12-08.