Bulk Black Peppercorn 16 Mesh

Piper nigrum
Peppercorn, black, 16 mesh image
[ 78 ]Piper nigrum

Black Peppercorn 16 Mesh

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Black pepper comes from a climbing vine native to China and India that is also cultivated in other tropical regions. Many people are aware of the pungent flavor pepper lends to foods, but are surprised to learn that it is also nutritious. A mere 2 teaspoon serving provides about 12% of the daily recommended value of manganese, roughly 8.6% vitamin K and 6.7% iron.

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, 16 mesh

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaMedium coarseness with a pungent fragrance.


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culinaryUse as seasoning and garnish for a wide variety of foods, especially vegetables, meats, sauces, soups, eggs, cheese and even some fruits.
householdCombine with warm water for use as spray for house and garden plants to deter common pests.

flavor profile

16 mesh
black peppercorn

Moderately pungent with some heat.

formulas & recipes

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black peppercorn

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what else you should know

16 mesh
black peppercorn

What most people in the west call “pepper” doesn’t come from a pepper plant at all but from a flowering vine. The term is an adaptation of pippali, a Malayalam word that originally referred to the fruits of a plant in the same family commonly known as Indian long pepper. To add to the confusion, people began to erroneously apply the word “pepper” to the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum genus discovered in the New World in the 1700s.

Although mistakenly mixing species in this manner may have upset the botanical purists of the time, the error led to an interesting etymological development in this case. Because of the fiery attributes of either spice called “pepper,” the word became synonymous with “high spirited” and was used to describe someone who was considered robust and energetic. This is how we arrived at the modern word “peppy,” later abbreviated to simply “pep.”

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