It is a deep pink to red berry fruit from the evergreen tree called “Schinus Molle”, it is totally unrelated (botanically) to black pepper. These evergreen trees are native to Peru and Brazil and grow in the arid zone of this region. It produces a slightly sweet fruit the size of a peppercorn with hints of rose and resin. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the pink fruit (peppercorns). The notes are described as warm, sweet, dry, and spicy, woody with hint of dry fruits and floral notes.