Penja white pepper


Grain size: in millimetres

Quantity: 1 kilogram kraft bag

Harvest: 2022

This type of pepper is harvested when it is ripe. The ideal companion for your pepper mill, white pepper is surprisingly versatile, sweet and musky, with all its aromas unlocked after undergoing every production phase (harvesting, washing, drying, and sorting). To release its long lasting flavor, you just need to grind it roughly. White peppercorns are softer than black peppercorns, ideal for truly bringing out the flavor of your fish, mashed potatoes and mushrooms.


Growing and harvesting environment

Cultivated mainly in the commune of Penja (the Littoral region) in Cameroon, on a naturally rich and balanced volcanic soil, Penja pepper is characterized by its truly exceptional character and flavor. Harvested in the traditional way (manually), the cleaning, drying and sorting methods have remained unchanged for generations.

Traceability of white pepper

Penja pepper is the first product in sub-Saharan Africa to benefit from a protected geographical indication (PGI). That is to say products whose typicity has a link with the terroir. The PGI thus contributes to local development and particularly in difficult and disadvantaged areas.

The delimitation of the geographical area of production that covers six districts (Mbanga, Mombo, Njombépenja, Loum, Manjo, in the department of Moungo (Littoral region) and Tombel in the department of Koupé-Manégouba (Southwest region). This area covers approximately 3,000 km2.

EXIM Global works closely with the GROUPEMENT DES PRODUCTEURS DE POIVRE DE PENJA. – This association brings together all the operators of the sector, namely: *Nurserymen. *Producers *Distributors.

The association, composed of 300 farmers, works on more than 500 hectares for more than 300 tons of peppers labeled produced.

Microbiological analysis

Available under request

Pepper production step: from cutting to seed

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 21 × 11 × 31 cm



Wet and dried


Versatile, sweet and musky


Organic by default: no or few industrial fertilizers or pesticides used, uncertified

Taille des grains

< 1, 1.5 – 1, 2.5 – 2, Mix

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