Peppercorns are one of the most popular spices in the history of the world. White pepper is made from ripe berries that have their skins removed before drying. Used in both sweet and savory dishes, add peppercorns to soups, salads, and dips for a spicy little kick. Add 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper to every 4 cups of liquid when seasoning soups and sauces. Peppercorns might help aid in digestion and support immune function.