Sansho Pepper - Zanthoxylum Piperitum

Sansho is one of the typical Japanese spices used in various dishes. Its distinctive feature is the unique refreshing aroma and spicy taste. 

They are used in particular for seafood dishes. The parts which can be eaten and used for making spices are mainly the leaves and the seeds.

Sansho pepper is the fruit of a shrub that grows in Japan and the southern Korean Peninsula. In Japan, it is not only produced by farmers but it can also be found growing in the wild in mountainous areas. 


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