Peppercorns, Black - PIPER NIGRUM
(Whole) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB
Black Pepper is from the dried unripe fruits of the Piper plant, a perennial woody evergreen climber, belonging to the Piperaceae family. It has a strong and woody stem, glossy leaves that are pale green, white flowers that are very minute and arranged spirally on fleshy peduncles, and the fruit (berry) grows in a grapelike cluster and is red when ripe. The most common of the peppercorns is the black, which is picked when the berry is not quite ripe, then dried until it shrivels and the skin turns dark brown to black. It is the strongest flavored of the peppercorns.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Other Names: Black Pepper, Gulmirch, Maricha, Pepper Bark, Piper
Part Used: Black peppercorns
Culinary Uses: Pepper is a universal table condiment used to flavor all types of dishes in cuisines worldwide. It's commonly used in stocks, pickling, and sausages.
Medicinal Uses: Pepper is known to be used to treat dermatitis, flu symptoms, rheumatism, catarrh, colds, hay fever, and promote alertness. It is also a digestive stimulant and anti-flatulent remedy.
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