Long pepper – alpokari (Dubai)
Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper (Pipli), 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 taste similar to, but hotter than, that of its close relative Piper nigrum – from which black, green and white pepper are obtained.
Long pepper is a spice from the plant of the genus and species Piper longum, which has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean, and in Indian, African, and Indonesian cooking. This unusual plant has a peppery taste similar to black pepper.