Sichuan pepper or Timbur, the citrus aroma, with lemon tones and a touch of bergamot are noticeable on the palate, in addition to a harsh, quite perfumed flavor.
What characterizes the Sichuan pepper is this anesthetic capacity, which leaves the mouth with a sensation between tingling and an electrical current that is called. This flavor complements the taste of Sichuan and Himalayan cuisine.
Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum) has been associated with some health benefits. First, it has been found to provide the following active ingredients:
- Derivatives of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
- High content of vitamins (vitamin A, carotene, thiamine) and minerals (iron, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc.
- A glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties that helps prevent gastrointestinal disorders.
- Scientific studies have also shown that Zanthoxylum piperitum is a natural antioxidant and that plant extracts inhibit certain malignant cells related to breast cancer.