Hennali Jungle Pepper is a fiery black pepper that's grown in the “forest farming’” technique with a meticulous focus on soil health. A living case study of regenerative agriculture, the peppercorn’s flavor and nutrition have been enhanced alongside the vitality of the lands it grows on.
Regenerative Farmers: Merwin and Regina Fernandes
Forest farming – the cultivation of seeds under the protection of the indigenous tree canopy, from regenerative farmers allows for a truly regenerative environment for the peppercorn vines to flourish naturally. Deep in the Western Ghats mountain range of India, Merwin and Regina Fernandes have created a living, dynamic case study of regenerative agriculture in action. They go several steps further, focusing on key principles to ensure maximum nutritional content and flavor of this pepper.
Bio-Diversity over Mono-Cropping: An assortment of root crops, grasses, shrubs, plants and trees existing in harmony contribute to a rich environment. With an array of flora present, diseases are less likely to spread from plant to plant, and pest management is naturally curbed.
Soil Health: The Fernandes’ recognize that soil is far from the static, dormant brown matter that it is often portrayed as: rather, it is a brimming ecosystem of its own, containing earthworms, roots, minerals, and mycelium – the all-important fungi which allows for communication between plants of the forest.
Organic Manures: Jeevamrutha, a combination of manure from native cows, natural liquid manure, and specially-mixed compost. This potent, nutrient-dense mixture is used to power their forest farm.
This special spice a great addition to your favorite cut of steak or to add extra warmth to a chicken noodle soup! Use in any dish, soup, stew or beverage that requires warmth and depth of flavor.
Tasting Notes: Warm Pine, Hearty, Sharp
Product Size: 2 oz. (56 g.)
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp.
Ingredients: 100% Whole Black Malnad Peppercorns
Shelf Life: Store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 years.