Our Organic Whole Black Peppercorns are derived from the fruit of the pepper plant, more properly known as Piper Nigrum. These tiny fruits grow on a climbing vine, like grapes in clusters. The secret to the robust taste of our premium pepper, is that they are hand picked when they are not quite ripe, the time when they boast the most firm notes of their irresistible flavors. They are then immediately dried until the fruit shrivels and the skin turns dark brown to black, preserving the fruits aromatic and flavor properties. There are three types of peppercorns, black, white and green, of which, black pepper has the strongest flavor and aroma -slightly hot with a hint of peppered sweetness.
Pepper has been a highly prized trade good for centuries, black peppercorns, also known as ‘black gold’ has been the focus of this globally traded empire. The use of peppercorns dates back to ancient Egypt, with evidence suggesting that peppercorns were used during mummification rituals. More recent history relates to the spices trade initiated by Dutch traders who found pepper in Indonesia, spreading it to the rest of the world. Once integrated into cuisines, the flavorful peppercorns quickly took hold, and today are one of the most widely traded spices worldwide.
Black pepper stimulates the taste buds which is believed to help the stomach increase hydrochloric acid secretion—helping with digestion, preventing constipation, and gas irritation along the way. Black pepper also demonstrates impressive anti-oxidant and ant-bacterial effects.
Using at home
Pepper is perhaps the most widely known and common spice used globally today. Whole peppercorns are particularly valuable as they do not lose flavor or fragrance over time—like pre-ground pepper is known to do. By putting these whole peppercorns into a grinder, you can be sure that whenever a dish calls for the unique flavor—that it will be freshly delicious. One tip is to add our black peppercorns last to dishes that take a long cooking time, cooking too long reduces the flavor quality, adding the black peppercorns near the end of the cooking process will ensure the excellent flavors are preserved. For dishes intended for pan-searing or grilling, the black peppercorns can be added just prior to the cooking process.
Our ingredients are sourced from the highest quality growers around the world, with consistent and large production quantities available. Whatever your needs, you've found a partner dedicated to providing quality ingredients that make your business stand out, with a level of service that you can rely on.
All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.