Cubeb facts for kids
Cubeb, or tailed pepper, is a plant in genus Piper is used for its fruit and essential oil. It is usually found in Java, and so it is sometimes called Java pepper. The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and dried carefully. The seed of the plant is white and hard oily.
In Europe, cubeb was one of the valuable spices during the Middle Ages. It was used in sauces. An old recipe includes cubeb in making sauce sarcenes, which consists of almond milk and a few spices. As a good-smelling snack, cubeb was often candied and eaten.
Images for kids
Cubeb Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.