Pemento couto

These are dark green peppers, with matte colour and about four to eight centimetres long (1.5 to 3 inches). The O Couto pepper has a mild scent. When tasted, it’s nice and juicy, with barely any seeds and a slight herbal taste.

A variety of the species Capiscum Annuum L., it is not spicy because of the absence of capsaicin. For this reason, they are becoming more and more popular among consumers.

The “Pemento do Couto” pepper is named after the monastery of San Martiño de Xuvia, located in the parish of O Couto, in the municipality of Narón.

Where is it grown?
In 2010, this exquisite pepper was designated with the quality seal of Protected Geographical Indication. This is to certify that the product meets specific features typical of the cultivation area. The Pemento do Couto is grown in the municipalities of Narón, Ferrol, Neda, Valdoviño, Cedeira, San Sadurniño, Moeche, As Somozas, Fene, Ares and Mugardos, which are all part of the region of Ferrolterra.

Visit the local food festival, Festa do Pemento do Couto. It's held every July in San Martiño de Xuvia (Narón).
Did you know that...?
You will never find a spicy pepper if you eat pementos de O Couto!