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Green Sichuan Pepper Oil

Green Sichuan Pepper Oil

So tasty it'll make your brain hum.

Did you know that Sichuan pepper is so intense it can make your brain tingle at the frequency of about 50 Hertz? It's true. Real scientists have studied this totally obscure effect.
 
It's all caused by a certain aromatic molecule that can only reach our nerve receptors where our skin is at its thinnest: like our mouth and lips. So when you take your first taste of this oil and your lips start to tingle and your cheeks start to sweat, you'll know why.
 
Most of us might recognize Sichuan cuisine as being very, very hot and spicy. The red Sichuan pepper has traditionally been at the center of the culinary scene, but young innovative chefs have been featuring the green variety in a lot of their dishes. As a result it's been gaining popularity in recent years because it seems to be slightly more approachable. You're still going to have tingling lips and cheeks and mouth, but you'll also notice citrus notes that are bright and energizing and its effect on your cooking will have your brain humming.
 
Start slow, just a few drops at a time. Its flavor and effects are intense, but worth every cheek flush and lip tingle. 

Green Sichuan Pepper Oil

O-GPO 3.4 oz bottle
$20
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