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Pepper originally comes from Asia and is a rarity in Africa. Spice experts however have always considered Zanzibar’s black pepper a hidden gem and one of the best peppers in the world. They were right: In 2019 our 1001 Organic black pepper won a gold award from the renowned Monde Selection Institute. The pepper plants in Pemba do not grow in monocultures but in a natural environment as creeper plants on Clove, cinnamon and mango trees. After the harvest, the pepper grain is blanched, sun-dried and hand-sorted. Due to this natural ripening and drying process as well as the gentle cleaning and hand-sorting, the organic-certified pepper develops a hot, soft-spicy and floral taste.