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Pepperberry, Native
Both the leaf, known as Mountain Pepperleaf, and the berries of this Australian native shrub are used as a pepper substitute. Use with care, as they have a heat that builds over a period of 5 minutes after consumption. Use about one-tenth of what you would use of traditional pepper.
Category: Spice
In Season:
To Buy:
Buy pepperberries whole or ground from a reputable supplier. Some berries are freeze-dried, giving an excellent result. Mountain pepperleaf is usually available ground to a powder, though sometimes found whole at markets.
To Store:
Store in airtight containers away from heat, light and humidity.
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Nutrition per 1 Cup:

Very Low

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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