Chinese prickly ash powder

Chinese prickly ash powder
Chinese prickly ash powder
Manna foods
25kg PP/PE bag
Shelf life
2 years
Chinese prickly ash is a very important spice in China, the ground Chinese prickly ash is also widely used.

What is Chinese prickly ash powder?

Chinese prickly ash powder, also known as huajiao powder or Sichuan pepper powder, is a spice commonly used in Chinese cuisine. It is made from the dried husks of the seeds of the Chinese prickly ash (Zanthoxylum simulans or Zanthoxylum bungeanum) plant. Despite its name, Chinese prickly ash is not related to black pepper or chili peppers.

The powder has a unique and distinctive flavor profile, characterized by a citrusy and slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is often used in Sichuan and other regional Chinese dishes to add both heat and a tingling, numbing sensation to the food. It is a key ingredient in dishes like Mapo Tofu and Sichuan Hot Pot.

Chinese prickly ash powder is also used in traditional Chinese medicine for its purported health benefits, including digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. It's important to note that the numbing sensation is caused by compounds called hydroxy-alpha-sanshools present in the husks.

When using Chinese prickly ash powder, it's typically added to dishes towards the end of the cooking process to preserve its distinctive flavor and aroma.


Chinese prickly ash powder
1. Moisture: 12%. 
2. Admixture: 0.2 Max. 
3. Color: Yellow brown Powder. 
4. 100% natural .


Chinese prickly ash powder:

1. Moisture: 12%.
2. Admixture: 0.2 Max.
3. Color: Yellow brown Powder.
4. 100% natural .
5. Price: Factory price.
6. Profess servive.
7. Strict quality control.
8. Quality represents the top quality of ingredient manufacturing industry in China. 

Packaging & Delivery 

Packaging Detail:

25kg/bag or customized.

Delivery Detail:

Within 15 days.

How to use?

Chinese prickly ash powder is a flavorful and unique spice that can add a distinctive taste to your dishes. Here are some common ways to use Chinese prickly ash powder:

  1. Sichuan Cuisine:

    It is a key ingredient in many Sichuan dishes, especially those known for their numbing and spicy flavors. Consider adding it to Mapo Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, or Sichuan Hot Pot.

  2. Seasoning for Meats and Seafood:

    Use Chinese prickly ash powder as a dry rub or seasoning for meats and seafood before grilling, roasting, or stir-frying. It can add both heat and a unique citrusy, numbing flavor to the dishes.

  3. Flavoring Oils and Sauces:

    Infuse cooking oils with Chinese prickly ash powder by heating the oil and adding the powder. This flavored oil can then be used to stir-fry vegetables, meats, or noodles. You can also add it to sauces for an extra layer of flavor.

  4. Noodle Dishes:

    Sprinkle Chinese prickly ash powder on noodle dishes, such as Dan Dan noodles or cold sesame noodles, to enhance the overall flavor.

  5. Snacks:

    Toss roasted nuts or popcorn with a bit of Chinese prickly ash powder for a unique and spicy snack.

  6. Marinades:

    Incorporate Chinese prickly ash powder into marinades for meats or tofu to infuse them with its distinctive flavor. This works well for grilled or barbecued dishes.

  7. Pickles and Fermented Foods:

    Add Chinese prickly ash powder to pickling liquids or fermented foods for an extra layer of flavor. It can complement the tanginess of pickled vegetables.

  8. Dipping Sauces:

    Mix Chinese prickly ash powder with soy sauce, vinegar, and a touch of sugar to create a flavorful dipping sauce for dumplings or other snacks.

Remember that Chinese prickly ash powder is potent, so start with a small amount and adjust to your taste preferences. It's generally recommended to add it towards the end of the cooking process to preserve its unique flavor, as excessive heat can diminish its aromatic compounds.

40 mesh Sichuan pepper powder is the most suitable

The thickness of Sichuan pepper powder is indeed calculated by the unit "mesh". The "mesh" here refers to the number of holes in the screen, that is, the number of holes per square inch, which determines the particle size of Chinese prickly ash powder. The larger the mesh number, the finer the screen, and the finer the pepper powder will be.

For making Sichuan pepper powder, the number of mesh you choose mainly depends on your desired taste and use. Here are some suggestions:

Fine powder (high mesh number): If you want the pepper powder to penetrate into the ingredients better, or want a more uniform spicy taste, you can choose the pepper powder with a high mesh number. This kind of pepper powder is more delicate and can be better integrated with the ingredients.

Coarse powder (low mesh number): If you like the grainy texture of Sichuan peppercorns, or want to retain some of the original flavor and aroma of Sichuan peppercorns, you can choose Sichuan peppercorn powder with a low mesh number. This kind of pepper powder has larger particles and a more distinct taste.

Generally speaking, you can choose a medium mesh size for household Chinese prickly ash powder, which can not only retain a certain graininess, but also ensure that the Sichuan pepper powder can be evenly distributed in the ingredients. But the specific number of mesh to choose depends on your personal taste and cooking needs.

We suggest that it is best to choose 40 mesh. If the Chinese prickly ash powder is 20 mesh, it will be too thick. If you choose 60 mesh Sichuan pepper powder, although it is very fine, as a consumer, you cannot see the ingredients clearly. Suspect. The 40-mesh Chinese prickly ash powder not only allows you to see the status of the Sichuan pepper powder, but it is also very convenient to eat.

Finally, no matter how many mesh you choose, you must ensure the freshness and quality of the pepper powder, so that its unique flavor and aroma can be better exerted.

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