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Japanese Pepper
(Zanthoxylum piperitum / Sansho)

Food Categories
Oil / Condiments / Spices

Japanese Pepper Calories and Quick Look At Nutrition Facts

Calories in Japanese Pepper375Cal 100g
8 Cal 2g(1tsp )
Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Noteworthy NutrientsCalcium,Iron
Japanese pepper also called sansho is a spice native to Japan made from Zanthoxylum piperitum, a species of Sichuan pepper. It is made from the outer layer of the seeds of this plant.
The best way to use sansho is in making pickled dishes and crepes. Powdered Japanese pepper is used in karaage and mabodofu recipes.
Store seeds of sansho pepper it in cool dry place for better storage.



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Japanese Pepper

Additional Facts for Japanese Pepper

Diet Friendliness
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Water Content8 (%)
Refuse0 (%)

Nutrition facts for Japanese Pepper (1tsp 2g)

Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.

【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】

(Percent Meal Value)

Energy8 Cal536~751Cal
Protein0.21g (0.84 Cal)15~34g
Fat0.12g (1.08 Cal)13~20g
Carbohydrate1.39g (5.56 Cal)75~105g

【PFC Balance】

The calories in Japanese Pepper per 2g(1tsp ) is 8 calories. Japanese Pepper is calculated to be 375Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 21.33g with 1.39g of mostly carbohydrates、0.21g of protein、0.12g of fat in 2g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Calcium and Iron.

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and sodium content for 2g (1tsp ) of Japanese Pepper


(Percent Meal Value)

Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent0.34μg221μgRE
Vitamin B10mg0.32mg
Vitamin B20.01mg0.36mg


(Percent Meal Value)


Fatty acid composition in 2g (1tsp ) of Japanese Pepper

Fatty acids found in Japanese Pepper are either to low to display a value or unknown

Amino acid composition in 2g (1tsp ) of Japanese Pepper

Amino acids found in Japanese Pepper are either to low to display a value or unknown

*Note that do to rounding some nutrient values are shown as not contained in some cases.

*Calculated assuming a 1800 calorie diet of a normal women age 18 to 29 around 112 pounds weight.

*The exact vitamin and mineral content may depend on the method of cooking preparation, transportation method, and processed used for long term storage, collectively.

*Calculated calorie results may vary within a margin of several calories.

12 ways to Burn 8Cal

Japanese Pepper:Aerobic exercise duration required to burn 8 calories per 2g (1tsp )

  • Walking3min
  • Jogging2min
  • Cycling / Biking / Spinning2min
  • Jumping Rope1min
  • Stretching4min
  • Climbing Steps1min
  • Vacuuming3min
  • Cleaning Bath Tub3min
  • Water Walking3min
  • Swimming2min
  • Aerobics2min
  • Boxercising2min

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