Baie tropicale poussant à l’état sauvage dans toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Cameroun, Sénégal, Niger. Utilisée en remplacement du poivre, la baie de Selim renferme des parfums citronnés et cacaotés.
Grains of Selim is also known as Kani pepper, Senegal pepper, Ethiopian pepper. It also has many names in native languages of Africa, the most common of which is “diarr” in the Wolof language.
Grains of Selim are the seeds of a shrubby tree, Xylopia aethiopica, found in Africa.
The seeds have a musky flavor and are used as a spice in a manner similar to black pepper, and as a flavouring agent that defines Café Touba – the dominant style of coffee in Senegal.