Pink peppercorns are the fruits of a plant from a different family as black, white, and green peppercorns. Pink peppercorns come from the Peruvian pepper tree, or its relative the Brazilian pepper tree. Pink peppercorns are not a true peppercorn (genus Piper), but since they are the same shape and size as true peppercorns, they are marketed under the name "pink peppercorn." They are used as a spice and have a lighter pepper-like taste.
The Peruvian and Brazilian pepper trees are ornamental and are found in California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. If you have a Brazilian pepper tree, you can collect your own pink peppercorns. These pair well with seafood and in light sauces due to their pretty color and light taste.
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To purchase a grinder to grind your peppercorns, please visit our kitchenware section. We have large and small grinders that you can purchase empty, or purchase pre-filled with your choice of salts and peppercorns.