[Sca-cooks] Spices

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jan 15 16:34:47 PST 2012

> Bear wrote:
> >Long pepper is a very small seed (similar in size to poppy seed, black
> >pepper is a relatively large one.
> Long pepper is a small seed?  That's not what's being sold as long pepper 
> at Pennsic, etc.  It's an oblong thing up to half an inch long. Did you 
> mis-say this?
> Alys K.

What you are referencing is the flower spike or catkin which contains many 
closely packed seeds.  Black pepper actually has a similar structure, but 
the size of the seeds keep them from being closely packed.


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