Bulk Green Peppercorn Whole

Piper nigrum
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[ 928 ]Piper nigrum

Green Peppercorn Whole

1/4 Pound:  $9.86 Pound:  $21.90 buy now  

Green peppercorns are the unripe fruits of the same tropical vine that table ground pepper comes from. In contrast to black peppercorns, green peppercorns have a milder, fresher flavor with less “bite” to the tongue.

Whole green peppercorns are commonly used in French cuisine, especially in sauces and in pickling brines.

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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
why buy whole green peppercorns?Green peppercorns are fresh and flavorful, but milder than black pepper.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container with a lid to retain freshness.
appearance & aromaDull green with a matte finish and a mild aroma.


try something new

culinaryGreen peppercorns are the key ingredient in traditional peppercorn sauce. Use whole or cracked in cooking.

flavor profile

green peppercorn

Spicy but with less pungency than black pepper.

culinary companions

Good with seafood, beef, poultry and cream sauces.


green peppercorn

A Passion for Pepper: Peppercorn Sauce

what else you should know

green peppercorn

Green peppercorns appear smooth and shiny, in contrast to black peppercorns that are wrinkly and rough. This is because green peppercorns are harvested long before maturity and are not permitted to ferment during the drying process. While green peppercorns are sometimes pickled in brine to prevent fermentation, they are also freeze-dried or air-dried and sold as a spice to be used whole or cracked.

Whole dried green peppercorns are the type used to make peppercorn sauces served with roasted chicken, seafood or Steak au Poivre. Green peppercorns are also used in Thai, Cajun and Creole cuisines.

Discover more about green peppercorn in our newsletter archive A Passion for Pepper from July 2014. Learn about different kinds of peppercorn, about the historical role of this peppercorn spice and more recipe suggestions for all kinds of Piper nigrum.

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