Taste and usage
Sechuan Buttons® is the Koppert Cress brand name for an edible flower. For some people, the taste of the Sechuan Button, resembles an ‘electric’ shock. It starts with a champagne-like sensation at the top of the tongue. Then it moves around in the mouth. A kind of ‘anaesthetic’ feeling in the cheeks, a numb sensation followed by a saliva flush. Within a minute, however, this negative feeling is replaced by curiosity and the analysis of the different sensations, finally resulting in amazement.Sechuan Button is often used as an infusion in cocktails and amuses-bouches. The flavour of Sechuan enhances and balances other flavours. In view of the intense effect of the button we advise to be careful in combination with your choice of wines.
Sechuan Buttons® is a plant which has its origin in Africa and South America, when those two continents where still connected. Now it is only found in specific areas of Africa. The name Sechuan Buttons was chosen because of its flavour, which is comparable to the Sechuan Pepper.
Availability and storage
Sechuan Buttons are available year round and can easily be stored for up to seven days at a temperature of 2-4°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Sechuan Buttons meet the hygienic kitchen standards. The product is ready to use, since it is grown clean and hygienically. Sechuan Buttons are, as all the Koppert Cress cresses and specialties, produced according to the SQF 2000 guidelines.