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We're Pepper People. Peppers Are Our Passion.

Our purpose is to produce the highest quality pepper ingredients for industrial food manufacturers, restaurants and home kitchens.

Louisiana Pepper Exchange was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in March 2010. Now in New Orleans, LPE is a vertically integrated company that specializes in providing pepper mash, pepper purees, and pepper powder to kitchens, co-packers and sauce makers worldwide. Our dedication to the pepper industry makes us a leader in purchasing, shipping, and producing pepper mash and pepper puree for our clients.

We are a one-stop-shop for all of your pepper needs. From shipping and logistics to product engineering, we are focused on all things pepper.

The diversity of suppliers in different regions of the world allows LPW to inventory a variety of peppers with varying characteristics often determined by the climate where they are grown. Because we bulk ship so many types of peppers, our cost efficiencies are passed along to our clients. Our distribution center is strategically located in New Orleans, Louisiana, ensuring on time delivery and consistent voice on the other end of the line when needed. 

And we're proudly Vet-owned and operated.

The Pepper Timeline

2004
the agi-tank

LPE’s sister company invents and patents a proprietary shipping methodology used to

ship bulk pepper mash – dubbed "the Agi-Tank" – and begins to ship pepper mash worldwide for some of the world's largest hot sauce manufacturers.

2010
craft sauce industry

LPE establishes direct relationships with small-tract farmers in Mexico and Central and South America, working directly with them to grow specific peppers that meet LPE’s specifications. In conjunction with the hot sauce boom, LPE begins to inventory and distribute purpose-grown pepper mash to the craft sauce industry.

2014
licensed freight forwarder

LPE becomes a licensed freight forwarder for increased logistics efficiencies as part of its vertical integration strategy.

2016
port of new orleans

LPE moves to its new location at the Port of New Orleans, adding efficiencies in importing pepper mash from all over the world.

2017
largest pepper mash importer

LPE becomes one of the largest importers of pepper mash, mostly supplying food manufacturers.

2019
1 billion pounds of pepper puree shipped

LPE obtains SQF certification and builds out a full service bottling line for internal and co-packing capabilities

2020
restaurant kitchen ready

LPE offers ready-to-use fresh pepper replacement to restaurants, bars and other food service companies.

2020
consumer product expansion

LPE introduces six pepper puree flavors to home chefs and cooks via a 4-ounce, retail-ready package.