Black Pepper Spice

Black Peppercorn
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Black pepper (Hindi: काली मिर्च) grows in tropical climate on pepper vine. The fruit of pepper vine is small berries called peppercorns.

It has some health benefits. It has the ability to enhance the function of the digestive tract.

Black peppers improve digestion and stimulate the secretion from the taste buds, improving the process of digestion.

It has benefits against bacterial growth in the intestinal tract.

It is high in antioxidants and is effective in protecting against tumors and certain cancers. It provides a great taste to vegetables, salads and soups. It is an important ingredient of garam masala recipe used in Indian recipes.



Do not buy this in powder form. Always buy good dark colored whole peppercorns. Dry in sun and grind in a mixer in small quantity to retain its color.


Nutritional Values of Peppercorn

Pepper Black Dry

Parameters

Value per 100g
 Moisture
 Protein
 Fat
 Minerals
 Fibre
 Carbohydrates
 Energy
 Calcium
 Phosphorus
 Iron
18.200 gm   
11.500 gm   
6.800 gm   
4.400 gm   
14.900 gm   
49.200 gm   
304.000 K cal
460.000 mg   
198.000 mg   
12.400 mg   
Vitamins
 Carotene
 Thiamine
 Riboflavin
 Niacin
1080.000 µg    
0.090 mg   
0.140 mg   
1.400 mg   
Minerals & Trace Elements
 Magnesium
 Copper
 Manganese
 Zinc
 Chromium
 Phytin Phosphorus
171.000 mg   
1.420 mg   
4.140 mg   
1.310 mg   
0.074 mg   
115.000 mg   

Source: National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, India. www.ninindia.org

Tips for Storing

  • Always buy and store black pepper and peppercorn spice in whole form. Grind or powder them in just before to use to get their freshness and flavour.

  • This spice may be stored for 5 years in an airtight container.


Also Read The Following

All Spices & Herbs | Hindi Names of Spices | Medicinal Herbs | Amchur health benefits | Asafetida Hing Spice | Cinnamon spice benefits | Fenugreek health benefits | Ginger benefits | Turmeric spice health benefits | Mace Spice | Cinnamon Spice | Mint spice benefits | Cumin health benefits





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