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.
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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