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History of Chili Pepper

The Espelette pepper variety “Gorria” native to South America, was imported in the Basque country in the 16th century.

Used in early times as a medicinal plant, the Espelette pepper is then used to preserve meat (ham is covered with Espelette pepper powder) and is used as pepper in Basque cuisine.

he Espelette Pepper, after long years of efforts is finally recognized “PDO” in the year 2000.

he Espelette Pepper, after long years of efforts is finally recognized “PDO” in the year 2000.

Thus, since 2000, the cultivation of PDO Espelette Pepper is governed by a set of specifications for production and processing, to ensure the quality and traceability of the product.

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