One of the oldest and best-known spices in the world, pepper is indigenous to India and is rightly called the "King of Spices".
One of the oldest and best-known spices in the world, pepper is indigenous to India and is rightly called the "King of Spices". It is a perennial, climbing vine indigenous to the Malabar Coast of India. The hotly pungent spice made from its berries is one of the earliest spices known and is probably the most widely used spice in the world today. Used in stocks, pickling and in medicinal uses, pepper is primarily a universal table condiment used to flavor all types of cuisines worldwide. Our company has consistently reigned supreme in the production and export of this most exotic and sought-after spice.
Botanical Name : Piper Nigrum
Family : Piperaceae
Cultivation Zone :
Kerala accounts for 90% of India's pepper production. The other producers are Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Pepper tastes & smells best when ground directly on to food. For hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, this preserves the aroma. White pepper is used in white sauces rather than black pepper, which would give the sauce a speckled appearance. Green peppercorns can be mashed with garlic, cinnamon or to make a spiced butter or with cream to make a fresh and attractive sauce for fish.
Attributed Medicinal Properties
Pepper stimulates the taste-buds causing reflex stimulation of gastric secretions, improving digestion and treating gastro-intestinal upsets and flatulence. Pepper calms nausea and raises body temperature, making it valuable for treating fevers and chills. The Syriac Book of Medicines prescribes pepper for constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches