45 GR (1.6 oz)Resealable Bag
Cubeb pepper, Piper cubeba is a dried berry native to Indonesia. It is also known as Java Pepper and "tailed pepper" due to the presence of its stem. This aromatic spice was a black pepper substitute in Europe in the 1500-1600s, introduced from India by way of Venice.
In contrast to black pepper, though, cubeb heat is also bitter, and its aroma is peppery and pungent, with touches of camphor and nutmeg.
Cubeb is still a commonly used spice in Morocco, especially as a component in Ras el Hanout, in Indonesia in curry blends, and here in the West is an ingredient in premium gins.
Because of its aromatic qualities, cubeb goes well with meat, cheese and vegetable dishes.
It may be substituted for pepper in spice mixtures such as quatre-Úpices for flavoring patÚs, sausages, gingerbreads and spiced biscuits. Another use for cubeb is in place of allspice, where it will give a more peppery flavor.