Profile: Black pepper is one of the most traded spices in history. Peppercorns were often used as a substitute for coins. They were so valuable that in ancient Rome, a handful of them might kill a rival.
Black peppercorns inserted in Ramses II's nostrils were part of the traditional mummification process. One of the reasons Portugal, Spain, France, and other European nations explored the world and extended the map was to find fresh sources of spice. Because nearly all historic pepper trade passed via Malabar on the Indian peninsula, the region grew into a significant port and trading hub. Indeed, black peppercorns have a long history in human history, influencing the creation of nations.
They also taste amazing.
Due to the presence of capsaicin and piperine, black pepper is used as a spice in practically all of the world's cuisines. Citrus and wood notes entice the black pepper lover. Cooking with whole black peppercorns is easy. Check out our entire tellicherry black peppercorns for a more strong and complex flavor.
|Shelf Life:||1.5 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||It is ideal to use freshly ground spices. Place the Black Peppercorns in a cheese cloth bag and boil in a stew or soup. Remove the bag before serving. Also, pepper loses flavor with prolonged cooking, so add it towards the end.|
|Ways To Use:||Black Peppercorns can be used whole, crushed, or ground. It's used to produce vinaigrettes and creamy salad dressings.|
|Country of Origin:||Spain|
|Taste & Aroma:||Hot, Pungent.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|