Long pepper

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Long pepper
Long pepper's leaves and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Piper
Species: P. longum
Binomial name
Piper longum
L.

Long pepper, or Indonesian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, known for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice.

Uses[change | change source]

Today, long pepper is a very rare ingredient in European cuisines, but it can still be found in Indian vegetable pickles, some North African spice mixtures, and in Indonesian and Malaysian cooking.