Black Peppercorn 30 Mesh (Fine)

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Our 30-mesh black pepper is the finest in terms of shake that we offer. In addition to culinary use, finely ground black pepper is—brace yourself—an old-fashioned laundry additive. The “berries” of the plant contain a high degree of piperine, a chemical that reputedly helps to prevent color loss in clothing when added to the wash. For a full load, plan on using 1-2 tablespoons.

Note: The term "mesh" refers to the coarseness of ground pepper, which can range from a fine shake to large granules. (The term literally refers to the size of the holes in the mesh screen through which the spice passes while it is ground.) The higher the number, the finer the pepper. Similarly, a mesh of 12 indicates a grind between coarse and cracked.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundspiperine, safrole, beta-pinene, limonene, terpinene, alpha-pinene, various sesquiterpenes and monoterpene derivatives, including borneol, carvone, carvacrol, 1,8-cineol and linalool
plant part usedfruit
processingground, 30 mesh

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaFinely ground with a mild fragrance.


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culinaryUse as a general seasoning and garnish for cooked foods.
householdGround black pepper is reputed to be a laundry aid that helps to prevent colors from fading. Use 2 teaspoons per load.

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flavor profile

30 mesh
black peppercorn

Mildly pungent. Pair with sea salt in the kitchen and at the table.

formulas & recipes

30 mesh
black peppercorn

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what else you should know

30 mesh
black peppercorn

Black peppercorns are the dried fruits of Piper nigrum, a perennial vine that is native to India, China and other tropical portions of Asia. The plant is also commercially cultivated in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sumatra, and Malaysia.

The fine texture of this product makes you more likely to sneeze should you take a good whiff of it. But setting ease of inhalation aside, the chemical component thought to be responsible for this reaction is actually nothing to sneeze at. Piperine, the alkaloid that gives black pepper its pungent flavor and aroma is also the reason the spice is considered thermogenic, meaning that it generates “heat” through metabolic stimulation.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.