White pepper Muntok - how does it taste?
Muntok Pepper white tastes sharp, strictly cold, light, sweet aftertaste, and has aroma notes of eucalyptus and hay. Nowadays, Pepper is used in pretty much every dish. Use the white Pepper in light meals, where you want to bring in the sharper, rather than its woody flavor. Consequently, it refines fish, poultry, salads, light sauces, and also pineapples.
I always have white Pepper on the table, preferably in a pepper mill. With this, I season all dishes for an extra hot flavor. Ground pepper quickly loses its aroma and should be consumed promptly. Therefore I use a pepper mill to grind it fresh when I need it.
You can also use Muntok Pepper to make your pepper mixture. Just put your favorite peppers in a mill. There is always something new to discover in the world of spices and flavors.
Origin of Muntok Pepper
Muntok pepper comes from Bangka, an Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is one of the most sold white peppers in Europe, as it is grown in large quantities and for a long time at the place of origin. In recent years, however, production has declined sharply due to the depleted soil. As a reason, pepper prices rose to astronomical heights.
Where does Pepper grow?
Pepper is a tropical tendril plant, and it grows in the following regions of the world.
- Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia
- on the Indian subcontinent
Does white, black, and green Pepper come from different plants?
No, white, black, and green Pepper do not come from different plants. They come from the same. Their difference lies in the time of harvest and subsequent processing.
The pepper plant belongs to the family of pepper plants - Piperaceae. It is also a tropical tendril plant that can live up to 30 years. From the third year, this pepper plant bears fruits and is harvest twice a year. In the wild, it has a growth height of 10 meters, but in commercial cultivation, the pepper plant is kept at 3-4 meters to facilitate the workers' harvest.
The leaves of the pepper plant are heart-shaped. The plant is twitchy, and therefore the flowers pollinate each other. These hang on 3-15 cm long risps and first are green, and then red when ripe.
How is white pepper Muntok produced?
The production of White Pepper Muntok is slightly more elaborate than that of black Pepper. The white Pepper is harvested at full ripeness when the pepper berries on the risp turn red. Then they lie, for about a week, in a basin with slow-flowing water, so the outer shell gives way, and it is later possible to remove them mechanically. The heart of the Pepper remains, the white grain then dries in dry rooms or under the sun.