Hainan pepper, recognizing the uses for Sanya locals and tourists
Hainan pepper is one of Sanya’s popular specialty products. The seasoning makes for a wonderful gift to take home for friends and family.
Hainan Island enjoys stunning natural environment, with green hills, unpolluted water, and fresh air. The pepper produced in this superior environment is famous for its quality and freshness.
Hainan abounds in black and white pepper. The product can be made into pepper pellets or finished pepper. Pepper is not only used as seasoning but also as a stomach-warming ingredient.
Pepper is both edible and medicinal. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pepper is used to warm the stomach, fend off colds, and in some cases to help soothe an upset stomach. Frequent intake of pepper can also resolve mucus, detoxify the body, and boost the appetite.
In Hainan, the whole white peppercorns are often used in savory soup dishes. Because of the pepper’s warming properties, the dish makes for a terrific meal when the weather is cold. The dish is greatly enjoyed by many locals for its taste and medicinal qualities.
In Sanya, Hainan pepper is available at local specialty shops and supermarkets. The brands Nanguo (南国) and Chunguang (春光) are the most popular.