Our Organic Whole Green Peppercorns are derived from the tiny berry-like fruits of the "pepper plant", scientifically known as Piper Nigrum. These beloved balls grow on a climbing vine, similar to grapes in plump clusters. While these peppercorns are very similar to the more common black pepper in flavor, there are some subtle differences. Primarily, the fact that these peppercorns are harvested while they are significantly less ripe, which is why they are green in color. This early harvesting, captures a different variety of aromatic and flavor profiles in the fruit--giving it a uniquely zest-like hotness, much more subtle then black pepper, that can pair well with the usual savory flavors, or can be used to give a spiced kick to sweet dishes.
Pepper has been a highly prized trade good for centuries, black peppercorns, also known as ‰Û÷black gold‰۪ has been the focus of this globally traded empire. The use of peppercorns dates back to ancient Egypt, with evidence suggesting that peppercorns were used during mummification rituals. More recent history relates to the spices trade initiated by Dutch traders who found pepper in Indonesia, spreading it to the rest of the world. Once integrated into cuisines, the flavorful peppercorns quickly took hold, and today are one of the most widely traded spices worldwide.
Peppercorns are believed to stimulate the taste buds which is thought to help the stomach increase hydrochloric acid secretion‰ÛÓhelping with digestion, preventing constipation, and gas irritation along the way. Black pepper also demonstrates impressive anti-oxidant and ant-bacterial effects.
Using at home
Our all-natural green peppercorns are a beautiful addition to any spice cabinet, and an even better addition to your favorite dishes! Best of all, this spice takes the immense versatility of black peppercorns, and expands the reach even further by having a more mellow hotness, which allows it to be incorporated into more delicate dishes (particularly those where black pepper could overpower the natural flavors). If your feeling creative, try adding a pinch into your next spiced dessert -such as pumpkin pie- to lend a subtley spiced-hotness that is sure to give it that extra mouth-watering kick you've been looking for!
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.