Black Pepper

Maddi Eischeid


Native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Has been used in Indian cooking for a long time. It was grown in southern Thailand and Malaysia.

Botanical Information

From the pipeaceae family. It is a perennial vine with a strong fragrance. Pepper is cultivated for its fruit and when it is dried it is known as peppercorn.
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Culinary Uses

Pepper is a dried spice. It is mostly used in savory dishes. Used to add flavor and contrast to a meal.

Black Pepper Beef Recipe:

Health Benefits

  • Helps digestive system
  • Skin health
  • Respiratory system
  • May even help prevent cancer

Interesting Facts

  • Pepper gained popularity when the Arab's opened the spice route between India and Europe
  • Number one selling spice in America
  • Has been used in cooking for over 2000 years