Black Peppercorn Whole, Organic

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Whole black peppercorns are an essential spice to have in the kitchen and, at one time, literally worth their weight in gold. The tiny, dried fruits were considered so valuable that they were used as currency in some parts of India, where they were referred to as “black gold.”

This reference survives today in the expression “peppercorn rent,” which is a legal term that means delivery of a contract or goods for a nominal consideration, such as the transfer or gifting of property for one dollar as a token of good faith.

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quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4
originSri Lanka
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

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaBrown or black with a pungent aroma.
good vs badKeeps fresh longer than ground black pepper.


try something new

culinaryAdd whole to simmering foods or add freshly cracked peppercorns to cooked foods, as well as salad greens, dips and vegetable cocktails.
householdPlace along windowsills and doorways to deter common household pests from entering.
aromaticInfuse slightly crushed black peppercorns in oil to add to perfume blends. Whole peppercorns can also be added simmering potpourri spice blends.
industrialThe essential oil of black pepper is used in the perfume and cosmetic industries.

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Keep whole peppercorns fresh in this stainless steel container.

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flavor profile

whole, organic
black peppercorn

Sharp and spicy. Blends with many other herbs and spices.

formulas & recipes

whole, organic
black peppercorn

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what else you should know

whole, organic
black peppercorn

Black peppercorns are harvested when they begin to turn from green to yellow. Depending on the region, they and are then treated to a hot water bath and then dried in the sun or via forced hot air by machine. The majority of black pepper sold in the United States come from India, with the most popular originating from the Malabar coast. Tellicherry black peppercorns also come from this region, while other popular varieties are exported from Malaysia and Vietnam. Our organic black peppercorns are obtained from organic farmers in Sri Lanka.

Because black peppercorns are fermented differently than other types of peppercorns, they have more robust flavor and pungency. This is because the chemical components that lend the peppercorns their spice, namely rotundone and piperine, are in higher concentration because the hulls of the fruits are left in place.

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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.