So what is horopito?
Horopito is a very slow growing plant and takes at least 5 years of growth before it can be harvested. Horopito leaves have traditionally been used by the Maori - consumed orally, Horopito was used for treating diarrhea and stomach ache and poor circulation; due to its astringent (tissue tightening) and antiseptic properties.
The biologically active constituent of Horopito is known as polygodial. which is a component of the “hot taste” and exhibits significant anti-fungal and antibacterial activity.
Horopito is a very slow growing plant and takes at least 5 years of growth before it can be harvested.
Native and Natural - Horopito Herb.
Suits red meats in particular lamb and venison. It comes in small quantities as it is a very powerful flavour. Search the internet for hundreds of recipes.
Horopito is a New Zealand native shrub, which is also known as the native pepper tree. growing throughout most of New Zealand. It is an ancient endemic genus growing nowhere else in the world, with a primitive flower structure.
Most importantly, it tastes great! Is a great alternative to having black pepper on the table.
Perfect for a AIP (Auto Immune Protocol diet), Paleo, BBQ lovers and budding chefs, also a great talking point!