Cubeb pepper is starting to be rediscovered by spice fans, after it disappeared back in the Middle Ages when it lost the fight against black pepper, which was much more affordable.
You can use it to replace black pepper if you want to make the food a little more characteristic, aromatic.
Cubeb pepper (Piper cubeba) is popular not only as a spice, but also as an essential oil due to its health benefits and festive citrus aromas.
One of the main ingredients in our Ras el Hanout spice blend, known from Moroccan cuisine, is cubeb pepper.
Due to the stalk that complements the berry, it is also called tailed-pepper or Java Pepper in gastronomy.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.