Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind

Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind
Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind
Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind
SKU
300123 001
$8.21
Net Weight:
2.1 oz
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When dried, its fruit is known as a peppercorn. Both the whole peppercorn and the ground peppercorn are frequently referred to as simply ‘pepper'. Black pepper, Piper nigrum, from the family Piperaceae, is a flowering vine that is cultivated for its fruit.

This is our second most popular organic ground pepper, with fine grind being the most popular, and this medium grind is preferred by most home cooks. Pepper's biting heat comes from piperine which is found in both the outer fruit layer and the seed. The outer fruit layer also contains terpenes (pronounced "tur peans"), which provide the instantly recognizable citrusy, floral and woody notes. A good quality black pepper contains between 4.6% and 9.7% piperine. Pepper loses its strong aroma and mildly spicy flavor through evaporation, and once ground pepper's flavor and aroma dissipate relatively quickly. Because of this, we grind all of our pepper several times a week for optimum flavor and maximum shelf life.

Medium Grind pepper is on 30 mesh (+30) and is sifted to remove dust.

 

History and Cultivation

Native to the Malabar region on the Western Coast of South India, black pepper was introduced to Europe more than 3,000 years ago, with the earliest records appearing in ancient Greek and Roman texts. By 1000 BC, Muslim traders had established a monopoly on pepper by controlling the spice trade routes (the most famous being called Silk Road) from East Asia to the Mediterranean.

From 400-1400 AD powerful spice brokers in Genoa and Venice Italy controlled the spice trade once pepper reached the Mediterranean. By the mid 15th century, Europeans had become increasingly tired of paying such high prices for pepper, and that was the impetus of the spice exploration era of Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and others. These explorers where looking for more cost effective ways to get pepper and other spices into Europe, while bypassing both the Arabs and the Italians.

Once these alternative trade routes were established, prices dropped and pepper's popularity exploded and at one time accounted for almost 70% of the total volume of traded spices.
In total volume, pepper has remained the world's most valuable spice (although not the most expensive). Today, peppercorns are grown in Brazil, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam with Vietnam being the world's largest producer of commercially grown peppercorns with 45%-55% of the market.

Black, White and Green Peppercorns can all be harvested from the same plant. The fruit, when left on the vine to completely develop matures to a dark red color and is approximately 2/10" in diameter.

Black Peppercorns are harvested when they are almost fully ripened (and have started turning a reddish color). Once picked the peppercorns are laid out to dry and during the drying process turn a brownish black color. White Peppercorns are picked as the berries begin to ripen, when they are yellowish red or red in color. The outer shell is then removed by soaking the peppercorns in water. Green peppercorns are picked in the immature fruit stage and then dried.

Depending on the time of year, our Organic Black Peppercorns are sourced from India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Our black peppercorns are harvested a bit earlier in the growing process as this provides a more distinct, sharp flavor.

 

Where to Use

Good with chicken, eggs, fish, pork, salads, soup, strawberries and tomatoes.

Works well in combination with basil, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, thyme and turmeric.

 

Flavor Profile

The flavor is clean, a bit hot and has a biting aftertaste. The aroma is pungent and fruity with warm lemony undertones.

 

Helpful Hints

We also offer organic ground black pepper in cracked (6-10 mesh), coarse (16-20 mesh) and fine (30-60 mesh) grinds.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.5mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber0.6g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium11mg1%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium33mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
16 total ratings.

Jessica Y. (Verified buyer) 02/06/2022
Delicious Delicious

Petr K. (Verified buyer) 09/23/2021
good quality good quality

Gail D. (Verified buyer) 08/05/2021
Excellent. Has a nice flavor Excellent. Has a nice flavor not too strong. Quality seems good.

Myrline R. (Verified buyer) 02/24/2021
Love it all, I’ve purchasing Love it all, I’ve purchasing my spices from you for quite sometime. I am sorry

Rita H. (Verified buyer) 12/28/2020
Approved Black Pepper Thanks for the great seasoning! I can now see and taste the pepper in my cooking.

Brian C. (Verified buyer) 11/30/2020
Super fresh as always. Very Super fresh as always. Very high quality as always

Rawan E. (Verified buyer) 08/13/2020
Very high quality! We used Very high quality! We used to buy in bulk from Sam's Club, but there really is no comparison in flavor! We used to have to pour so much to taste the black pepper, but this is far more potent.

Charles T. (Verified buyer) 07/27/2020
Very good product Very good product

Debbie M. (Verified buyer) 06/05/2020
Great Aroma! Received my spices and the aroma of the pepper was fantastic. I love the texture too.

Yvonika W. (Verified buyer) 04/15/2020
EXCELLENT Just "PERFECT".
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