Szechwan Pepper

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Szechwan Pepper

Szechwan Pepper – The dried berries of the Zanthoxylum genus of prickly ash trees native to China (Z. simulans) and Japan (Z. piperitum) are an essential ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder and Japanese seven-spice mixture. They have a fragrant, woodsy, peppery flavour with hints of citrus and are used in all manner of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetable dishes. They are currently banned from importation into the United States because they are a vector for a disease that attacks native ash trees.

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