Parameswaran's Special Wynad Black Pepper
Wynad Black Peppercorns are the fruit of the vine pepper niger. Picked between January and March, most pepper is harvested green and dried in the sun. Some houses, for their own use, will leave a small part of the crop to ripen further, achieving a reddish color. More difficult and wasteful to collect, it has an intensity of flavor unmatched by the green. This pepper is of that special quality and is, of necessity, in small supply.
Picked, graded, cleaned and packed by hand, it is shipped to the U.S. direct from Cochin. Like fine wines, the quality of pepper varies from year to year. Unlike other black pepper, Para's single estate pepper is ripened on the vine, selected, hand-harvested, and sun dried. The pepper imported under this label is only of the finest quality and is vacuum packed to come to you in the best possible condition. This method ensures the most intense and subtle range of flavors available in black pepper.