Black Pepper

Historically, black pepper is one of the most valuable spices that was ever traded. Peppercorns were often used as a commodity money in place of actual coin. So precious and expensive were they that in ancient Rome, you could have a rival killed for a mere handful of them. Land was often granted for 1 peppercorn as a result of how valuable this spice was considered.

The “seeds” are harvested from the flowering pepper vine which is referred to as Peppercorns these are dried and used ground, whole and cooked.

Flavour

the flavour is described as pungent, earthy, hot, woody, brash.

Aroma

The aroma is described as woody, fragrant, earthy, spicy

Uses

Peppercorns have been used since antiquity, both for flavour and as traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Its spiciness is due to the chemical compound piperine.

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