About Black Pepper, Whole
Peppercorns (Piper Nigrum) are one of the most commonly used spices; in fact, Peppercorn accounts for 1/4 of all of the global spice trade. Peppercorns are the berry of the plant Piper Nigrum. India is the largest producer of the world's pepper in addition to Brazil, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The first documentation of Peppercorn use is found in South Asia, from the 4th century BCE. Black Peppercorns are fermented, dried Green Peppercorns. They have a crisp and aromatic flavor. Black Peppercorns have the most robust flavor of all Peppercorns.
Versatile and easy to use, add them whole, crushed or ground for extra snap in your favorite recipes calling for pepper. Use to create Sauces, Marinades, Vinaigrettes and Creamy Salad Dressings.
Black Malabar peppercorns.
Country of Origin: India
Pepper is best when ground fresh just before use. Another option is to tie peppercorns in a cheese cloth bag and drop into a simmering soup or stew. Remove spice bag before serving. Pepper loses its flavor during long-cooking periods, so add at the end.