Colour: faded dark rust size: a small peppercorn popped open, insides hollow. texture: slightly knobbly density: low stem: small one often intact Distinquishing characteristics: pale bit of parchment in each half, looks like it used to suspend a seed.
These puppies are not ‘‘true’ pepper. Dry fry them in a skillet and grind with 50% Xichuan and 50% coarse salt.
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