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Black pepper

Also Known As : Peppercorn, Kali mirch
Technical Name : Piper nigrum


Taste Profile

Black Pepper has a sharp, spicy and, pungent flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Black pepper can be added to warm beverages like tea.
  2. Black pepper adds a spicy touch to freshly cut fruit or salad.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Pepper (Radurised)
  2. Black Pepper Bits
  3. Black Pepper Corn
  4. Black Pepper Crush
  5. Black Pepper Seeds
  6. Black Pepper Whole
  7. Black Peppercorns
  8. Coarse Pepper
  9. Cracked Black Peppercorns
  10. Crushed Black Pepper
  11. Kali Mirch
  12. Organic Black Pepper
  13. Organic Black Pepper Whole
  14. Pepper
  15. Pepper Corn
  16. Peppercorns
  17. Steam Sterilized Black Pepper
  18. Whole Pepper


Black pepper is native to South India. It is a flowering plant that is cultivated for its fruit. The fruit is dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The dried fruit is known as peppercorn. In terms of appearance, they are small black coloured seeds with a wrinkled skin.

Health benefits

  • Black pepper helps to prevent the formation of intestinal gas.(1)
  • Pepper gives relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion.(1)
  • Antioxidants present in it help to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and liver problems.(1)
  • It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have useful effects on gastric mucosal damage and peptic ulcers.(1)
  • It helps to prevent asthma.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose black pepper that are compact, round, heavy, wholesome, and free of any blemishes.


Overconsumption of black pepper may cause gastrointestinal problems.(2)

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