The Voatsiperifery or Wild Pepper of Madagascar is a rare pepper.
It is only found in some parts of Madagascar, and again it is
is not cultivated, but it thrives only in the wild, as
says his name well.
The vine of the Piper Borborense, on which this pepper bears fruit, curls up
solidly at dizzying heights around the giants of the latter
primary forests of the Red Island.
The Malagasy people living nearby know these forests well
the places or this liana thrives and take all risks for the
harvest, climbing to impressive heights during the period of
fruiting from April to October.
Brave harvesters, often farmers or foresters, can harvest them
up to 5kg per day and it is in local markets that collectors
will meet the pickers on a regular basis during the
harvest. They will thus redeem the crops day by day, filling small to
small their jute bags with fresh wild pepper.
Often these collectors carry out the drying of the pepper themselves
wild by spreading the berries in the sun. This phase can last a week
whole. During drying the wild pepper or voatsiperifery will lose
90 percent of its initial weight.
When you know its history you will better understand its price and interest
growing that brings to it the professionals of the gastronomy.
Rare and wild, this pepper, a true treasure of nature, is revealed
also a mesmerizing pepper, almost addictive both on the nose
than the mouth.
It is sweeter than black pepper, bringing a feeling of warmth that
lasts rather than spicy. Its scent is fruity and intense.
Once on the palate, its extraordinary flavor extends deliciously.