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Product: Black Peppercorns
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Plant Family: Piperaceae
Other Names: Poivre Noir, Pimienta Negra, Poivre, Pfeffer, Peppar, Pepe, Filfil Aswad, Peper, Hu- Chiao, Kosha & Pyerets.
Description: Pepper comes from a perennial, woody, climbing vine native to south-western India but is now cultivated in Africa, Brazil, China, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. It grows to a height of 2-5 metres and uses surrounding trees and structures to support itself. The leaves are entire, alternate, 5-10cm in length and cordately ovate in shape, dark glossy-green in colour. The flowers are small, yellowy-white to greenish-white in colour and present in clusters of long drooping spikes 4-8cm in length in the leaf nodes. As the pepper berries develop, the spikes lengthen to between 7-15cm.
Brief History: In the middle-ages, pepper was used as currency to pay taxes and rent; it became the custom of land tenants to hand over a single peppercorn as a symbolic confirmation of the relationship between the tenant and landlord. The custom still continues today, back in 1973 when Prince Charles took on the Duchy of Cornwall, part of the tributes he received included 1lb of peppercorns.
Ingredients: Black Peppercorns.
Allergy Advice: Black Pepper contains a naturally occurring source of salicylates and is best avoided by people eating a salicylate free diet.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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