Exotic ashanti pepper
An exotic variety of black pepper close to cubeb pepper (also known as ndongo bela), which grows in the rainforests of Democratic Republic of Congo, picked in small quantities by natives who live in and around the rainforests. Unlike cubeb pepper which is large and spherical in shape, ashanti pepper berries are prolate- elliptically shaped, small and smoother. It has got a same flavor as for cubeb but fresher and less bitter.
It is used as a major ingredient in seasoning and spicing jerky, sauce, stews, and dishes like rice, yams and potatoes.