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Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian or Indonesian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Long pepper has a similar, but hotter, taste to its close relative Piper nigrum - from which black, green and white pepper are obtained.
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The Romans knew of both and often referred to either as just piper; Pliny the Elder erroneously believed dried black pepper and long pepper came from the same plant.
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Today, long pepper is a rare ingredient in European cuisines, but it can still be found in Indian vegetable pickles, some North African spice mixtures, and in Indonesian and Malaysian cooking. It is readily available at Indian grocery stores, where it is usually labeled pippali.

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