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Timut Peppercorns

Timut Peppercorns, a relative of Szechuan Peppercorns, have a bright grapefruit-like citrus aroma as well as the trademark mild numbing sensation that Szechuan Peppercorns impart to food.
  • Small black shell
  • Sharp citrus, grapefruit-like aroma
  • Bright floral flavor accompanied by lightly numbing sensation
  • Price: $43.80
    $3.65 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in traditional Nepalese chutneys and pickles
  • Can be ground and turned into powder for rubs
  • Pairs well with meat but can also be used with fruit, beverages and cold desserts
  • Basic prep

    Ready to use.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.


    Timut peppercorns

    Timut Peppercorns (sometimes referred to as “Timur Peppercorns”) are a close and rare relative of the Szechuan Peppercorn and originate in Nepal. They are the dried black berry husks from the prickly ash shrub family. Timut Peppercorns have a bright citrusy flavor that is reminiscent of grapefruit, with a slight heat that has a mild numbing effect on the lips and tongue, due to the presence of the chemical compound herculin. Herculin acts on the skin differently than the capsaicin present in hot chile peppers, which produces a burning effect.
    Mainly used in Nepalese cooking, Timut Peppercorns are often used in Nepali pickles and chutneys.
    In traditional East Asian medicine, the Timut Peppercorn was used to assist with stomach and digestive problems, prepared with garlic and salt with water. It is also thought to have has anti-inflammatory properties, and to stimulate circulation, reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and help reduce high blood pressure.

    Classic recipe

    Nepalese Potatoes with Tomato and Peas

    Native to Nepal, our Timut Peppercorns are ubiquitous in Nepalese cuisine and an essential element in this traditional dish. Chiles, ginger, turmeric and cumin play off the subtle grapefruit, spice of Timut Peppercorns.