Espelette Pepper PDO Powder – 50g
The Espelette pepper, also known as Piment d’Espelette, is a chili pepper cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It is mildly hot, measuring up to 4,000 Scoville Heat Units.
When it comes to Basque cuisine, the Espelette pepper reigns supreme. The Basque country straddles the borders between France and Spain, both of which influence the area’s cooking techniques. The fact that it is flanked by the abundant sea on one side and fertile land on the other, you’ll find a diversity of dishes, from seafood and meats to beans, cheeses, ciders and wines.
Because this pepper is so prevalent to the Basque region cuisine and economy, it was confirmed as an PDO/AOC product in 2000 and an APO product in August 2002. AOC stands for Appellation d’origine contrôlée, or “controlled designation of origin”.