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Cracked Black Pepper

Black pepper is native to south India and is extensively cultivated there and in other tropical regions. The fruit of the Piper nigrum vine is dried and used as a spice and seasoning ” this is the black pepper most of us are familiar with.

The dried fruit is known as a peppercorn. Black peppercorns, more commonly called black pepper, dramatically enhance the taste of your dishes ” and their health quotient too. We so often use salt in our dishes that black peppercorns often lie forgotten.

In ancient times, black pepper was considered the “king of spices” and it was more valuable than gold. One’s social standing was even measured by how much black pepper was owned by the household.

Today Black pepper is perhaps the best-loved and most widely used spice in the world, adding both heat and depth of flavor to nearly any dish.

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