Black Peppercorns

Black Peppercorns
Black Peppercorns
Black Peppercorns Black Peppercorns
101050 001
Net Weight:
2.7 oz
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Black Peppercorns, the King of the Spices, hold a wealth of flavors in their wrinkled black spheres. The peppercorn is sold whole, so you can decide on the grind and impact depending on your culinary intentions. Crack it open and you’ll get the aroma of spicy citrus, with an intoxicating floral top note. Bite the peppercorn and you’ll get a rush of resinous pine heat and deep, earthy flavor, with a grassy edge. The heat is thanks to piperine, a chemical compound found throughout the body and exterior of a peppercorn that brings pungency. The volatile oils, 1-2.5% of the peppercorn by weight, are the main drivers behind the aroma. Because the peppercorns are uncracked, they will retain their oils the longest of any choice of pepper, and will stay fresher on your shelf.

Black Peppercorns are a berry, the fruit of a climbing vine that emerged on the west coast of India. Their name, however, is straight out of an antiquated English term for a small item. “Corn”, at one time, referred to anything that was small and hard, and though it often pertained to a grain it was applied fairly liberally to small edibles. For example, chunky rock salt was, long ago, called corn salt, which is why we have corned beef and not rock beef. The use of the word “corn” in this manner fell away over time, though it can still be seen in peppercorn (of course), barleycorn, corned beef, and corn.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Whole Black Peppercorns give you the greatest latitude in how you decide to use them. Dry roast them in a pan before grinding to develop the most flavor. Grind Black Peppercorns into anything you’d use black pepper in. Crack them into a coarse grind and coat your steak. Make a stellar arugula salad with some Parmigiano Reggiano, lemon juice, and freshly ground Black Peppercorns. Grind into alfredo sauce for an extra kick. Black Peppercorns go wonderfully with tomato, so add to soup, or grind into a Bloody Mary. This is the most pungent form of pepper, though, so taste as you go and add mindfully.

Our black pepper is sourced from India, Indonesia, or Vietnam, depending on the time of year.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.8g1%

Dietary Fiber0.7g3%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*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
19 total ratings.

Tyler C. (Verified buyer) 03/21/2022
Meets description These were whole, round and black. Perfect!

Lauren G. (Verified buyer) 12/20/2021
Great quality and flavor. I Great quality and flavor. I wish I had ordered from Spices, Inc. sooner.

Michael H. (Verified buyer) 12/13/2021
BEST PRICES AROUND These peppercorns are just as good, and my opinion better than the other brands because of the price. Cost is a major factor to me because I live on a fixed income, and process most of my meat at home i.e. sausage, corned beef, bacon, jerky, etc. Price is why I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY FROM SPICE'S INC!!!!!!

Steven N. (Verified buyer) 11/09/2021
I was very pleased with I was very pleased with the black peppercorn quality. The delivery time was amazing— 2 days from ordering to receiving. I would definitely buy again!

Andrew R. (Verified buyer) 09/15/2021
Great quality for a great Great quality for a great price

Pamela M. (Verified buyer) 08/23/2021
Good quality pepper. The peppercorns are a nice size. The smell is so good and the flavor is the best There is nothing better than fresh ground pepper the smell is so good. The smell of fresh pepper is great.

Jacob M. (Verified buyer) 06/07/2021
Nothing beats this product! Best peppercorns I have ever purchased. Like the aroma better then the gourmet blend I bought last year and the flavor is so FRESH. Nothing beats this product.

JEANNE g. (Verified buyer) 05/04/2021
Fresh and flavorful Fresh and flavorful

Dylan B. (Verified buyer) 02/06/2021
Fine product great flavor Fine product great flavor

Phyllis C. (Verified buyer) 01/07/2021
Wonderful aroma, it was excellent Wonderful aroma, it was excellent on salmon.
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