21/03/2022-Recognition of Penja Pepper as a PGI in the European Union

On 10 March, under Regulation 1151/2012, the European Commission registered “Penja Pepper” as a protected geographical indication (PGI).

“Penja Pepper”, grown in Cameroon on volcanic soil, was the first GI to be recognised within the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) in September 2013. It is harvested by hand and the methods of cleaning, drying and sorting have been the same for several generations. This fruit has the particularity of being able to be harvested at different ripenesses bringing a diversity of specific aromas (before ripening: fresh and lemony, before ripening + drying: full-bodied and spicy, etc).

For more information please read the press release .

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