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White Pepper Powder

Technical Name : Piper Nigrum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a mild delicate flavour than black pepper as it contains lesser piperine, which is the volatile oil that gives pepper its characteristic flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. White pepper powder can be used in European dishes like casseroles, pies, mayonnaise, cream based soups and white sauces.

Common names and forms

  1. Ground White Peppercorns Powder

Description

White pepper has only the inner seed of the pepper berry, with the pericarp removed. It is sold commercially in powdered form. It can be added in curries, sauces and soups to add peppery flavour. It is widely popular in Europe and Japan.

Health benefits

  • White pepper powder is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K.(1)
  • It helps to improve digestion and reduces intestinal gas.(1)
  • It has diaphoretic and diuretic properties which promote sweating and urination.(1)

Selection Guide

Avoid buying pre-ground or crushed pepper, instead buy whole white peppercorns. While buying packaged white pepper powder, check for the expiry date.

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