Black Pepper

By: Brennan parks

History

Black Pepper is one of the oldest spices around today. It can be found at your kitchen table, or in cooking, or used as a spice. It is also used as a medicinal herb in limited usage, and it is one of the most commonly used spices around the world today.Black Pepper originated from the Sanskrit word pippali, and is indigenous to the Coast of Malabār in India. It is native to the citizens throughout India. Pepper has spread around Europe and it originated from Malab ār and has been traveled to North Africa and sold and traded around that region. Indians have used Pepper for many things. It was mainly used for cooking since 2000 B.C.E..

Did you know?

Did you know that Black Pepper and Peppercorn are referred to as "Black Gold" to

traders?


Did you know that Black Pepper outsells every other spice in the world?

Importance of Pepper in India and How it is Made

Pepper or Black Pepper grows from a vine from the family of Piperaceae. Next they are cooked briefly in hot water to dry them out, and to clean them. Then they are turned into peppercorn.Pepper is very important in India. It is used for so many things like cooking, spicing, and even healing using the plant for medicinal reasons. People who drink tea should put Pepper in it, because Pepper is known to help relieve arthritis, nausea, fever, migraine headaches, poor digestion, strep throat, and can even help having a coma.

Trade and Influence on World

Black Pepper is the most commonly traded spice in Europe.Pepper is now grown in Cochin-China, East and West Indies, Malay Peninsula, Malay Archipelago, Siam, and more. Pepper has influenced relationships between countries such as the East, West, and Middle East getting to know each other and trade spices such as Pepper. Also pepper consumption is enormous and is continuing to grow today.

Bibliography

"black pepper". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2013

http://www.britannica.com/search?query=black+pepper

Based on Wikipedia

http://www.ancient.eu.com/Pepper/

Plantex Agro Products 2004-05

http://www.plantexagro.com/black_pepper.html

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