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Peppercorns Pink
A  Pink Peppercorn is a dried berry of the shrub  Schinus molle, commonly known as the Peruvian peppertree. Unrelated to actual peppercorns, Pink Peppercorns lend foods a different kind of heat, closer to chiles than black pepper. They have the same peppery bite, but it's wrapped in a sweet fruity flavor reminiscent of a berry with an attitude. The peppercorns have a thin, fragile skin that can easily be rubbed off. Since they break apart so easily, they should be crushed with a knife or spice grinder, not a pepper mill. And as they're so delicate, they're better purchased in small quantities from a specialty spice store to ensure top-quality freshness.