Focus on Mountain Pepper

  • Published: 12 Dec 2014

  • Author(s): RIRDC

  • ISBN: 978-1-74254-736-7

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This fact sheet is part of a 13-part native food series.

Mountain pepper is also commonly referred to as native pepper, Tasmanian pepper, pepperberry and pepperleaf. Both berries and leaves have a hot, spicy and aromatic flavour.

It is typically found in higher rainfall regions of south-east Australia and the majority of production is currently derived from wild-harvested stands on previously cleared land in Victoria and Tasmania. However, there are some small plantations.