Mountain Pepper ticks all of the boxes for a plant that provides great flavours, great health benefits and has peppery leaves and pepper berries – a great combination.
The leaves and the berries have a wonderful botanical heat that hits as a back flavour on the tongue and can be used in savoury and sweet dishes with success.
We mix the pepperleaf with ground lemon myrtle to produce a marinade mix perfect for vegetables and meats. Add a little oil and salt and you are ready to cook! The mix also makes a refreshing and spicy tea – try it and surprise yourself.
Mountain Pepper has one of the highest level of health benefits of bush foods and academics are currently researching the potential of Mountain Pepper to alleviate many diseases.
The health benefits compared to blueberries include:
- 9 times the antioxidant level
- 12 times the Calcium
- 10 times the Vitamin A
Source: Health Benefits of Australian Native Foods, I. Konczak et al , 2009 RIRDC Publication 09/133
RECIPES: View recipes using Mountain Pepper.
BUY: Purchase our Lemon Myrtle + Mountain Pepper Spice Mix.