Pemento de Mougán (Pepper from Mougán) Protected Geographical Indication
covers peppers from Capsicum Annuum L
species of the so called local ecotype. It has a semi-cartilaginous fruit which is green when green and red when
ripe. It is square and is harvested green in early unripe state for
marketing it fresh.
The Mougán Pepper has a
square longitudinal sections and a slightly ridged longitudinal cross sections,
with an apical end labelled with three or four edges. It weighs between 6 and 15 grams per unit, and
is between 3 and 6.5 cm long. It has shiny dark green skin and thin and
juicy flesh, with a sweet taste, slightly herbaceous and sometimes hot,
with an aroma of moderate intensity.
Mougán Pepper’s production area covers the entire municipality of
Guntín in Lugo. This area is a territory with homogeneous characteristics
in terms of climate and edaphology which
characterizes the product.