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Black Peppercorn is arguably the most popular spice in the world today. Ground black pepper is known for its hot flavour and medicinal properties. Black pepper is produced from unripe drupes of pepper plant. They are cleaned and subjected to drying (mostly sun drying) from where they get the black colour.
Consistent colour is a sign of quality and often indicates that they do not blend from different batches of old and new (all peppercorns will have colour variations being an organic food). A good floral aroma indicates freshness and likely good strong flavour. Look for a uniform size which is a good indicator of quality.
Bear these facts in mind when you buy black pepper.
Black peppercorns (piper nigrum) are the fruit of the pepper vine that are pick when they are almost ripe (green in colour). They are dried and in the process of drying become black and almost leathery in texture. High quality peppercorns of any colour have far more aroma, spice, floral and flavour notes than the generic commercial variety. Black Peppercorns is the world’s most traded spice. It is quite known for its nutritional benefits, hot flavour and floral aroma.
Why Black Peppercorns?
Black Peppercorns is dominantly used in cooking as a spice. It is also preferred over other spices due to its health benefits.
Benefits of Black Peppercorns:
- Improves Digestion and minimized chances of diarrhea
- Helps in Weight Loss
- Promotes Skin Health
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