Black Pepper - Organic, from Wayanad

Black Pepper - Organic, from Wayanad

Piper nigrum

Also Known as: Pepper, The King of Spices

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Let's take a moment to appreciate the king of spices!

Black Pepper is the most important and widely consumed spice in the world., accounting for 20% of the world trade in spices. Pepper is valued for its pungency contributed by the alkaloid piperine and flavour contributed by the volatile oil.

Salt and pepper are an iconic duo; however, while salt is a mineral that enhances the flavors of food, black pepper changes the flavor of food, adding depth and some spice.

In ancient times, this “King of Spices” was used for everything from mummification rituals to currency. And although traditionally used as a culinary ingredient, fragrant aromatic, and medicine, it is presently used in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.

Our Nosy Be black pepper has is a very aromatic pepper and offer a slightly lemony note, which make it a great stand-alone pepper and perfect for your everyday cooking.

What Does It Taste Like?

Black pepper has a nice balance with a fresh, spicy and floral notes, and a long-lasting taste with a slight lemon flavour. 

How Is It Used?

Use black pepper as an ingredient in recipes to add flavour and spice to poultry, vegetables, salad dressings, soups, stir-fries, pasta, and more.

Some dishes are pepper-forward that take full advantage of the incredible flavor profile of black pepper, such as steak rubs that can be created using black pepper as the primary ingredient.

Black pepper is obtained from the small dried berries (peppercorns) of the vine Piper Nigrum. Peppercorn berries are picked while still green, allowed to ferment, and are sun-dried until they shrivel and turn a brownish-black color.

Pepper is valued for its pungency contributed by the alkaloid piperine and flavor contributed by the volatile oil.


There are vast health benefits attributed to black pepper. It contains a plant compound called piperine, which studies have found to have potent antioxidant properties and that it could fight inflammation. It could also improve brain function, help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels.

For hundreds of years, it has been used for natural remedies such as mixtures used to detoxify and clear the skin, and massage oils that are popular in Ayurvedic treatments.

Prepare a marinade by combining olive oil with black pepper, salt and any seasonings of your choice.  Brush this marinade over poultry and vegetables for a flavourful dish.

With cooking the flavour of black pepper mellows; therefore, that is one reason why the peppe shaker on the table is so important, just a dash applied as preference will perk up any cooked meal.

Popular Dishes:

  • Savory: Crispy baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings, Black Pepper Parmesan Spaghetti, Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos, Spicy Mushroom Black Pepper Stir Fry.
  • Sweets: Black Pepper Brownies, Black Pepper Pound Cake, Strawberry & Black Pepper Tart.


  • Arabic: Spice mixtures such as zhoug, baharat and berebere.
  • Indian: Used as a main component in garam masala.
  • American: "Lemon Pepper", a combination of dried lemon and black pepper, and is used for seasoning fish.

    Keep your black pepper in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. The jar, container, or package should be tightly sealed at all times