Sichuan or Szechuan pepper has a unique aroma and flavour that is neither hot like chili peppers nor pungent like black pepper. Instead, it has slight lemony overtones and creates a tingly numbness in the mouth. As only small amounts are used on food, the nutritional benefit is negligible, but these peppercorns are high in antioxidants. Sichuan peppercorn are used to stimulate digestion and are known to be sources of vitamin A and K and minerals like potassium, zinc and selenium. Add these peppercorns into your diet for unique flavoured food as well as for its health benefits.