Long pepper (also known as Piper Retrofractum, pippali, Indian long pepper, and dei-phlei in Khmer) is from the family Piperaceae. It is usually dried and used as a spice or seasoning. Long pepper has a similar, but more complex taste to its close relative Piper Nigrum - from which round black, red and white pepper are produced.
Long pepper possesses black pepper's heat and musk with subtle notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. It has a cool finish, which means no amount is ever too much – while black pepper stings, long pepper balms.
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