Black Pepper ( Piper nigrum ) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning, known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter and dark red, and contains a single seed
Black Pepper is native to south India and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions.
Black Pepper is the world's most traded spice and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Its spiciness is due to the chemical piperine.
White Pepper consists solely of the seed of the pepper plant, with the darker-coloured skin of the pepper fruit removed. This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe red pepper berries are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens and decomposes. Rubbing then removes what remains of the fruit, and the naked seed is dried.
Ground white pepper is used in Chinese and Thai cuisine, but also in salads, cream sauces, light-coloured sauces, and mashed potatoes.
Black Pepper Powder is made by grinding whole Black peppercorns into its powder form.
White Pepper Powder is made by grinding whole White peppercorns into its powder form.
Health Benefits Of Pepper
- Pepper Helps Regulate Cholesterol
- Pepper Helps You Cure Arthritis
- Pepper Supports You Prevent Stroke and Heart Diseases
- Pepper Helps You Prevent Liver Problems
- Pepper Helps You Prevent Ear-aches
- Pepper Helps You Cure Insect Bites
- Improves Digestion
- Improves Cognitive Function
- Treats Peptic Ulcers
- Prevents Asthma