Black peppercorns are the berries of a tropical climbing shrub. The berries are picked in bunchesm on their stalks, when they are still green and un-ripe. These bunches are left overnight to begin fermenting before they are dried in the sun. The drying takes around 5 days and at the end of the process the berries will have dropped from their stalks, the fleshy outer casing will have shrivelled and the berries will look like the black peppercorns that we are used to seeing.
Black Peppercorn Benefits:
Pepper aid digestion and stimulates the appetite. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is traditionally used to aid detoxification, ease lung and bronchial infections, and relieve shock and stress.
How to Use Black Peppercorns:
Always buy whole black pepper and grind as required; if pre-ground, they quickly lose their active properties. Use in stocks and marinades and grind liberally over hot vegetable dishes and salads. Crush the peppercorns roughly and use to completely coat meat before grilling, or add to oil and vinegar for a spicy dressing.
These Organic black peppercorns are suitable for a wide variety of uses, in both European and Indian cuisine, as well as many other foods from around the world.
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Storage: Cool, dry and hygienic; away from direct sunlight and strong odours.
Ingredients: Organic Peppercorns Piper Nigrum.
Country of Origin: India.