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Kampot Red Pepper

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Cambodia's Kampot Pepper is regarded as the King of Peppers due to its complex flavours and pungent aroma. For this reason it is highly sought after by European chefs and food connoisseurs. It was considered an essential spice in any respectable restaurant in France during the mid 20th century but faded from the world market due to the actions of the Khmer Rouge regime. Between the sea and the mountains on Cambodia's south eastern coastline, Kampot’s pepper plantations thrive in ideal growing conditions. Rich minerals in the soil, abundant rainfall and sunshine, as well as the farmers’ traditional cultivation methods combine to produce the exceptional Kampot Pepper.
   
Kampot pepper farmers utilise generations of experience growing premium pepper and are still growing pepper without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Even individual peppercorns are picked by hand to ensure complete control of harvest times as this effects all stages of production especially for the rarer white and red pepper. During the late 19th and first half of the 20th century French colonials exported pepper from Kampot and the region's high-grade product became the most sought after pepper in the world. A standard ingredient in any respected restaurant in France.To be eligible for the production of Kampot pepper, the plot of land does not have only to be located in the delimited geographical area, but has also to fulfil specific conditions related to its soil and location as developed in “Production Methods” under the Book of Specifications. Production, processing and packaging have to be done in the delimited geographical area.

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Kampot Pepper is also known as the King of Pepper, delivers strong yet delicate aromas. Its taste, which can range from intensely spicy to mildly sweet also reveals floral and citrus hints. Kampot pepper has a unique flavour and smell distinguishing it from other types of peppercorns. The hot taste also has slight flavours of eucalyptus and mint. The pepper has an incredible depth of flavour, aroma. The black, red and white all are very distinct from one another in both aroma and taste.
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Kampot Red Pepper

Kampot Red Pepper

Kampot Red Pepper

Kampot Red Pepper