Hot pepper is an absolutely unique fruit with which humans have a very special relationship. Both a fruit and a spice, a source of both pleasure and pain, chili pepper originally came from South America and was spread around the world after Europeans “discovered” it in 1492. Its use, however, goes back much longer: the oldest archaeological evidences of its consumption date back more than 10,000 years !
The active ingredient that causes the burning sensation is capsaicin, which is found in different quantities depending on the variety of pepper. Its consumption causes the secretion of endorphin, the pleasure hormone, in our brain. This is why we can feel a certain appeasement if we consume it in large quantities!
Today, hot peppers have integrated into the culinary culture of all the places where it was introduced and it is the most consumed spice around the world. We, at La Pimenterie, are proud to share and propagate our passion for this burning little fruit. Treat yourself to a journey of tasting our different products, inspired by our encounters and discoveries around the world. Keep it spicy
and celebrate the power of hot peppers!