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Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Black Peppercorns, Spices | 20 comments

How to Grow Black Peppercorns

How to Grow Black Peppercorns

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Black Peppercorns.   **In ancient times, black pepper was considered the “King of Spices” and it was more valuable than gold. One’s social standing was even measured by how much black pepper was owned by the household. **One of the reasons it was so valuable was that Black peppercorns were a closely guarded secret by the Arab traders that traded them to the Western world. This increased the desire for the black pepper, so that in medieval times, some European countries even used it as a currency. **Today, it is possible to find black, green, white, and pink/red peppercorns in most grocery stores. These colors are from the same peppercorn: black ones are the dried immature fruit of the peppercorn plant; green peppercorns are the black ones immersed in boiling water; white pepper is the inner portion of the black peppercorns; and pink/red ones are ripened completely on the vine by turning from green to yellow to pinkish red.   This post is about How...

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Black Peppercorns, Spices | 0 comments

The Culinary Uses of Black Peppercorns

The Culinary Uses of Black Peppercorns

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Black Peppercorns!  The Culinary Uses of Black Peppercorns   **In ancient times, black pepper was considered the “King of Spices” and it was more valuable than gold. One’s social standing was even measured by how much black pepper was owned by the household. **One of the reasons it was so valuable was that Black peppercorns were a closely guarded secret by the Arab traders that traded them to the Western world. This increased the desire for the black pepper, so that in medieval times, some European countries even used it as a currency. **Today, it is possible to find black, green, white, and pink/red peppercorns in most grocery stores. These colors are from the same peppercorn: black ones are the dried immature fruit of the peppercorn plant; green peppercorns are the black ones immersed in boiling water; white pepper is the inner portion of the black peppercorns; and pink/red ones are ripened completely on the vine by turning from green to...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Black Peppercorns, Spices | 6 comments

The Medicinal Benefits of Black Peppercorns

The Medicinal Benefits of Black Peppercorns

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Black Peppercorns!   **In ancient times, black pepper was considered the “King of Spices” and it was more valuable than gold. One’s social standing was even measured by how much black pepper was owned by the household. **One of the reasons it was so valuable was that Black peppercorns were a closely guarded secret by the Arab traders that traded them to the Western world. This increased the desire for the black pepper, so that in medieval times, some European countries even used it as a currency. **Black peppercorns are still one of the most important spices in the world today. Besides salt, it is one of the world’s most common ingredients. **Today, it is possible to find black, green, white, and pink/red peppercorns in most grocery stores. These colors are from the same peppercorn: black ones are the dried immature fruit of the peppercorn plant; green peppercorns are the black ones immersed in boiling water;...

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