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✔ From the hills of Meghalaya.
✔ Used to spice up pickles, giving them a distinctive aroma and flavour.
✔ It improves appetite.
✔Contains piperine, steroids, glucosides, pipelartine, and piperlonguminine.
Long Pepper is widely known across the globe by varying names, Piper longum, “Pippali” in Sanskrit, and “Sohmarit khlaw” in Khasi, the native North Eastern language.
To offer a bit of background, long pepper has gained its name due to its long and slender fruits and chilli-like appearance. The spikes on its surface look like a rough-skinned version of chilli peppers.
Team Zizira brings to you dry long pepper at its best from the pristine southern hill slopes of Pynursla, Meghalaya. Zizira strives to eliminate the middlemen in the supply chain and brings Indian long pepper in its raw, and pure form. Zizira ensures eco-responsible sourcing and no adulteration. All Zizira products are stringently tested for adherence to food safety and quality guidelines.
Our Long pepper is sourced directly from Pynursla, Meghalaya and it has a bitter, spicy, and warming taste which is perhaps due to the presence of volatile content such as piplatine, piperlonguminine, piperine, and other unique chemical components. These phytoconstituents are responsible for producing distinctive aroma, flavour, and health benefits. Buy long pepper online only at Zizira for the best value!
Health BenefitsAre you planning to purchase long pepper online and unsure about its uses, and benefits? Here you go!
Apart from adding that much-needed spice to the food, long pepper is highly celebrated for its usage in the contemporary school of medicine, and Ayurveda along with other natural ingredients. From gastrointestinal problems to lung problems to arthritis to menstruation-related problems, this kitchen spice may come in handy in more than one way.
The piperine, steroids, glucosides, piplartine and piperlongumine compounds in the Indian long pepper are essentially the key behind its medicinal attributes.
- The piperine compound in long pepper is responsible for its anti-inflammatory attributes and thus is known to fight parasites and infective agents.
- Piper Longum finds mentions in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine, particularly for diseases of the respiratory tract, where the long pepper powder is used.
- The root of long pepper is used for bronchitis, stomachache, diseases of the spleen, and tumours, etc.
- Dry long pepper is also known to improve appetite. An infusion of the root is prescribed after childbirth to induce the expulsion of the placenta.
- Indian long pepper is also deemed beneficial against cancer.
- Long pepper is considered useful for liver and spleen ailments, diabetes, for stomach problems and toothache.
While we are at it, long pepper might not be recommended for consumption for pregnant, and nursing mothers. It is also known to slow the blood clotting process and thus presents a risk of bleeding and related complications, especially during surgical interventions.
Long pepper was once widely used in cooking, even in ancient Rome, to induce a pungent taste to various dishes.
There seems to be a renewed interest in this spice for its unique flavour and taste. The taste lingers in the tongue. While black pepper stings, long pepper soothes. The spikes of long pepper are ground or broken into coarse pieces and added to soups, stews, roasts, and curries.
It imparts complex mix of flavours like the earthiness of nutmeg, sweet note of cardamom and cinnamon, the spiciness of chillies, the heat of black pepper and a slight tongue-numbing taste, somewhat like that of winged prickly ash
Its bitter, spicy, and warming taste is perhaps due to its volatile, fragrant oils and alkaloids like piplatine, sesenine and pipla-sterol.
In northeast India it is also used to spice up pickles and preserves, giving them a distinctive aroma and flavour.
What Is the Shelf-life of Long Pepper?
Our Long pepper can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. It does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.
How to Store Long Pepper?
Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to keep your Long pepper fresh for a longer duration.
- Store it in an airtight container and remember to close the lid of the container tightly as soon as you finish using it.
- Before storing the spikes in airtight containers, make sure the spikes, as well as the bottle, is thoroughly dried because the presence of moisture will cause the seeds to develop molds.
- Coloured bottles are a better option to store the spikes as it protects it from direct sunlight. If you are using clear bottles, remember to store it in closed cabinets or wall racks which do not receive direct sunlight.
- Store it away from stoves, ovens, windows and do not keep it on the top of a refrigerator because the heat emitted from them causes the spikes to lose its strength and volatile content.
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Zizira deeply cares about where every ingredient comes from. Over the years, the Zizira team has been able to build relationships with the ethical farmers and beekeepers of Meghalaya and Zizira gives importance to providing pure and safe products to customers like you.
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To provide you with the best products, Zizira selects the absolute best quality ingredients. The Zizira team as well as farmer partners share the same mission of prioritizing the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.
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