Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. It is cultivated for its fruit which is dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Black pepper is native to South India. Our organic Black Pepper is of high quality. Black pepper is extensively used in the wintry cuisine of North India and vegetable dishes in the South to impart warmth and pungency. Black pepper incidentally is an important spice in the Indian five-spice classic Indian five spice blend of Garam Masala.
No kitchen should be without Black Pepper. Add bold flavor and a mild kick of heat to any culinary creation with this pantry staple. As one of the world’s most beloved spices, table ground black pepper features an intense woody piney flavor that is hot and biting to the taste and adds an earthy kick and sharp aroma. Blend into soups and stews, sprinkle on omelets or rub on meat to season it before cooking. Shake this premium quality pepper on tossed salads or steamed veggies for a tasty kick, sprinkle on roasted meats or use in marinades to develop deep, zesty flavor. Black pepper is also a must have for bakers and works well in recipes for biscuits, breads, cakes and cookies.