Black Pepper



Black Pepper

Black pepper is one of the most widely used and cherished seasonings around the world and is often referred to as The King of Spices

It is derived from the dried, unripe berries of the Piper nigrum plant and has a long history dating back to ancient times. Its birthplace is Kerala, home of the pepper vine.

What does black pepper taste like? 

Black pepper's flavour is characterised by: 

  • pungent, 
  • spicy, 
  • and slightly fruity notes, 

which result from the compound piperine. This distinct taste makes it a versatile spice that enhances the flavours of a wide range of dishes.

It can be used to season virtually any type of cuisine, from Asian stir-fries to Italian pasta, and from grilled meats to salads, and can be deployed as anything from a deeply flavoured marinade that forms the backbone of a dish, to a quick grind at the table to add a little zing.

The use of black pepper in modern cooking is ubiquitous, found in almost every kitchen worldwide. It can be used ground, cracked, or whole, on everything from curry to fresh strawberries. Its addition can transform a bland dish into a flavourful masterpiece, making it an essential component of global gastronomy.