Tasmania

Antipodean Antioxidant

The Tasmanian pepperberry is harvested wild from the island of Tasmania in Australia, with the leaf and berry used in everything from cocktails to sauces and vinaigrettes. According to World Spice Merchants, pepperberries “truly shine as a finishing touch on everything from steak to sliced tomatoes and fresh watermelon,” but it’s not just used to flavor food. For generations, indigenous Australians have used it as a medicine—it has four times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries—to treat everything from stomach aches to venereal disease.

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