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Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Q. I've heard of Ponape Pepper, is this the same product?

A. Yes, the island of Pohnpei was formerly known as Ponape and many people still refer to the pepper grown there by that name.

Q. Is the pepper grown organically?

A. Yes, the farmer practices organic farming practices but we cannot label it as such in the United States until we go through a certification process that is required by the USDA.

Q. Where is Pohnpei?

A. Pohnpei is part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), a grouping of 607 small islands in the Western Pacific about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, lying just above the Equator. Pohnpei is the largest and tallest island in the FSM. Its peaks get plenty of rainfall annually and this creates more than 40 rivers that feed the lush upper rain forest. It has the perfect climate for growing the world's best tasting pepper.