Botanical Name (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum
Botanical Name (White Pepper) – Piper Nigrum Lin
- Black Pepper
- White Pepper
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Popularly known as the “king of spices”, pepper is widely used as a seasoning, a preservative, and even as a currency. Pepper is recognized as the second most important spice exported out of Sri Lanka. The high intrinsic quality and the higher piperine content gives Sri Lankan pepper a superior quality and essence. Sri Lankan pepper is frequently used for its strong aroma as a replacement of Chilli.
By far being the most commonly used spice, pepper adds an excellent flavour to nearly any savoury meal, and a few sweetmeats as well. It maximizes the efficiency of the other healthy foods that we consume by conveniently absorbing the benefits of other herbs. That is why adding pepper not only makes food taste delicious, but also increases the absorption of nutrients by the consumers.
Black, white, and green peppercorns all come from the same vine in clusters. They are harvested in various stages of growth. Green peppercorns are young when they are handpicked and dehydrated, which results in a mild flavour. On the other hand, the black peppercorns are left to fully mature and develop a stronger flavour profile. White peppercorns are primarily black peppercorns, which have been soaked to remove the outer casing. This gives the white peppercorns a more intense flavour, with a slightly fermented taste and smell from the soaking process.
Health Benefits of Pepper:
- Pepper naturally stimulates the production of piperine, which increases the pigmentation and helps to cure Vitiligo, which is a skin disease that causes some areas of skin to lose its normal pigmentation and turn white.
- Used as a natural expectorant in Ayurvedic practices to provide relief for sinusitis and nasal congestion, through breaking up the mucus and phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and facilitates faster healing.
- Pepper in your diet cleanses your arteries like fibre and scrapes excess cholesterol from the walls, thereby helping to prevent atherosclerosis, which is highly responsible for heart attacks and strokes.
- Helps to fight against infections and insect bites due to its antibacterial properties.
- An antioxidant like pepper can prevent and repair the damage caused by free radicals and thus helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular and liver diseases.
- Increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion.
- The outer casing of peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat cells. Therefore, peppery foods help you reduce weight naturally.
Daily Dose: Use it to Spice up your omelette or add extra zing to your Curry