ORGANIC PEPPERCORN, black, whole
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Origin: Sri Lanka / India
Production: Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces berries that hang off of the plant in drupes that start out green and eventually ripen to red. Black peppercorns are produced by picking the pepper berries when they are half ripe and then leaving them to ferment and dry which causes them to shrivel and become dark in color.
Qualities: Besides its culinary aspect, black pepper (piperine) is considered to have carminative, diaphoretic and diuretic qualities. Due to its antifungal and antimicrobial properties, ground pepper is often used to prevent food spoilage.
There is evidence that it can also act synergistically with other spices to enhance their medicinal potency, such as boosting blood levels of curcumin from the spice turmeric by up to 2,000%. Some suggest that the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells and that black pepper may be an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, copper, iron, chromium, and calcium.
Common Use: The pungent spiciness of black pepper is now commonly enjoyed all around the world in all types of dishes. It goes well with a wide variety of meals and can be used as an ingredient or garnish as desired.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark location in a sealed container.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
Amazing pepper !!
As always, can't go wrong with Organic Matters!!
The OM peppercorns are very fresh and have a fragrant, yet pungent aroma, beautiful.
We love all the products we’ve tried.
Tastes great, love it!
Tastes great, love it!
More than just a store
This review is for organic Black Peppercorn which is outstanding and will be buying again as well as the excellent service and quality of many other things I have purchased from this store. I will never buy my spices from a grocery store again because of the freshness in these spices and products. I had my order stolen from my local Post Office and Organics Matters contacted Canada Post and then immediately replaced and sent my new order displaying exceptional customer service. I have seen people mention that shipping is a bit stiff but my view on it is that it would cost almost the same in fuel to drive into the city and back and still not get this great quality. I would totally recommend purchasing from this store!