Also known as Ma Jiao or Vine pepper, is the outer husk of a dried fresh green berry (greenish shell with black seed inside) of aromatic Chinese Prickly Ash tree. The berries are initially green, turning red and get brown as they ripen. Intensity: Spicy (5/10)
Flavor & Taste: Tangy biting heat, strong citrusy more robust & earthy flavor then the red variety, vegetal fragrance & taste, intense tongue-numbing sensation.
Uses: Add authentic flavor to Sichuan dishes. Its fresh, vegetal taste is a great match for fish, chicken and vegetables.