Cambodia's fiery Kampot pepper wins EU protection


By AGENCY

Various types of Kampot pepper in Cambodia. Photo: AFP/Shutterstock

Famed for its intense floral tones, Cambodia's Kampot pepper has won protection from the European Union, joining an exclusive club of gourmet favourites including champagne, Cornish pasties, Gorgonzola cheese and Darjeeling tea.

The announcement, made in a statement on March 2, is the first time the EU has awarded its "Protected Geographical Indication" status to a Cambodian product.

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