Peppercorn, White

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Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Origin: India
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$5.75

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Our white peppercorns are a great addition to pepper grinders and add earthy, delicate flavors to a wide range of international dishes. Whole peppercorns are great for blending into marinades or freshly crack into cream-based soups and sauces for a mild peppery zest without the colored flecks. White pepper is a lovely alternative to black pepper which has much more pungent zest.

Piper nigrum is a member of the Piperaceae family. Native to southern India, this evergreen climbing vine is now cultivated in tropical regions around the world. Black, green, and white pepper all come from the same plant but are harvested and processed in varying methods. White peppercorn is actually the seed of the fruit of Piper nigrum, which is plucked once fully ripened on the vine. White pepper is traditionally processed by soaking the ripe peppercorns in water for approximately one week, removing the outer papery skin, and then drying them.

While black pepper may be popular for its zippy taste and healthful qualities, white pepper provides nuanced and delicate flavors to enliven culinary dishes and help support the daily functioning of the digestive system. Compared to black pepper, white pepper tends to be more floral, earthy, and have greater complexity. White pepper’s mild taste is due to the outer skin being removed after soaking. This strips away one of the main chemical constituents of the black peppercorn, piperine, which is concentrated in the papery outer layer and thought to be responsible for the peppercorn’s pungency and healthful qualities.

White pepper is popular in European, Chinese, and Thai cooking. Whole white peppercorns can be incorporated into marinades or freshly crushed and sprinkled into stir fries. White peppercorns can also be added to a pepper grinder for the freshest, most complex flavors. Grind whole peppercorns onto salads, potatoes, chowders, and any dish where a uniform light-color is desired.

Packaging
Our bottled organic whole white peppercorns are packaged in a clear glass bottle with a built-in grinder top. 4 oz., and 1 lb. peppercorns are packaged in clear resealable plastic bags.

Precautions
Consumption of the fruit should not exceed small amounts for use as a spice. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.