Sichuan Peppercorns (Szechuan)
Sichuan peppercorns do not produce a heat sensation like black or white pepper. Instead, the flavor is citric and it produces a tingly numbing sensation that is akin to touching your tongue to a battery or the fizziness from soda. Like a chile pepper, in certain amounts the sensation can be quite pleasing and causes the release of endorphins in the brain, which make you feel pleasure. Use em once and youll be hooked forever. Sichuan peppercorns are a main ingredient in Five-Spice Powder. And are often used alongside ingredients such as chile peppers, star anise, onion, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, tangerine peel, and cinnamon in Sichuan cuisine. Toast and grind the peppers and use them in a rub over duck, with garlic in stir fries, or add to crock pots for braised or stewed meats. For years, this particular pericarp was banned from import into the United States because the peppercorns could carry citrus canker bacteria and infect citrus trees throughout the country. The ban was lifted in 2005 with the condition that all peppercorns be roasted at 158F to kill the bacteria. The item "Sichuan Peppercorns (Szechuan)" is in sale since Tuesday, August 02, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Spices, Seasonings & Extracts". The seller is "spicejungle" and is located in Rockford, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Spice Type: Peppercorns
- Brand: SpiceJungle
- Cuisine: Asian,Chinese,European
- Food Specifications: Kosher
- Ingredients: Sichuan peppercorns.