Black Pepper is made from the Piperaceae plant. It grows black and white pepper. The leaves grow separately and have a strong flavor. They grow on mostly shrubs, vines, and small trees. The average height is 30 feet tall. Piperaceae plants grow in tropical regions where it's warm with consistant soil moisture.
- Improves digestion
- Promotes intestinal health
- Breaks down fat cells
- Good Source of vitamin K, iron, and calcium
Common Culinary Uses
- Avaliable whole, crushed, or grounded
- Used in lots of recipes for flavor
- Used as a currency and sacred offering. It was used to honor gods and pay taxes.
- Pepper used to be called "Black Gold" because it was uncommon and expensive
Crush black pepper and coat steaks with it to make this dish, steak au poivre.
Pepper can be used in most dishes. It can even be put in salad dressing.