Pepper Black Powder Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Peppercorn
Scientific Name: Piper Nigrum
Common Uses: The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine, not to be confused with the capsaicin that gives fleshy peppers theirs. It has also been found that piperine can increase absorption of selenium, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, as well as other nutrients from the food. Anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent. Used therapeutically in dentistry as an antiseptic for tooth-decay and gum swellings.
*Warnings: Consumption of dishes prepared with excessive amounts of black pepper can cause gastrointestinal irritation, and bleeding from the ulcer sites. Therefore, recipes prepared with pepper should be avoided in individuals with stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis conditions.
Origin: Native to tropical evergreen rain forest of South Indian state, Kerala, from where it spread to rest of the world.