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Black Pepper Whole


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Description

The Black Pepper, botanical name Piper nigrum, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The Dried version of fruit is known as a peppercorn. The Black pepper is native to south India and is extensively cultivated in tropical regions. The Major producers of White Pepper are Vietnam, India, Brazil, China, and Indonesia.

Description:

The Black pepper is cultivated from the still green, unripe drupes of the pepper plant. Then Drupes are cooked briefly in hot water and after that, they will dry in the sun or by machines for several days. During the drying process, the outer layer of pepper seed shrinks and darkens into a thin, wrinkled black layer.  After Dry, the pepper has become black peppercorn. Once the peppercorns are dried, pepper spirit and oil can be extracted from the berries by crushing them.

Storage:

The Whole black peppercorns will keep almost indefinitely. While crushed pepper will stay fresh for about three months if they should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark, and dry place.

Uses:

The Black pepper is widely used whole, crushed or ground to add spiciness and flavor to dishes. They are used in salads, egg dishes, soups, stocks, sauces, marinades, and stews. They are also used to add flavor to hamburgers, sandwiches, rissoles, sausages and meat and poultry dishes. It is also often used in instant noodles and snacks.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Improve Digestion
  • Improve Skin
  • Prevents Stomach Ulcer
  • Cures Cough
  • Help Weight loss
  • Promote Heart health
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Cures Tooth Problem
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improve Brain Function
  • Prevent Heart Diseases
  • Treat Liver Problem
  • Cure Arthritis
  • Cure Bacterial Infection
  • Improve Hair Health

Nutritional Value of Black Pepper:

Nutritional Value of Black Pepper contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                  255 kcal

Carbohydrates                   64.8g

Fiber           26.5 g

Fat                                        3.3 g

Protein                                 11 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                            299 IU

Thiamine (B1)                    0.1mg

Riboflavin (B2)                  0.2 mg

Niacin (B3)                         1.1 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.3 mg

Folate (B9)                         10 mcg

Vitamin C                           21 mg

Vitamin K                          164 mcg

Choline                              11.3 mg

Betaine                              8.9 mg

Minerals

Calcium                             437 mg

Iron                                    28.9 mg

Magnesium                       194 mg

Manganese                        5.6 mg

Copper                               1.1 mg

Phosphorus                      173 mg

Potassium                        1259 mg

Sodium                             44 mg

Selenium                          3.1 mcg

Zinc                                    1.4 mg

Fluoride                            34.2 mg

Properties:

Shape: Round

Size:  5 mm

Color:  Black

Taste:  Sharp, Pungent and Earthy flavor

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