Product: Black Pepper, Ground
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: This product is part of our new catering range and is supplied in a 100% recyclable 1L Gripper tub. Our gripper tubs ensure excellent usability, helping improve efficiency in a catering environment. They are highly durable and designed to ensure the product maintains its quality and freshness.
Our cases of 6 come in a 100% recyclable tear top box. This means they are perfect to go straight on the shelves for re-sale.
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.
Interesting Fact: Pepper has long been heralded as the ‘king’ of spices, during the sacking of Rome in 410 B.C. Alaric I, King of the Visigoths demanded 5,500lb’s of peppercorns as part of the ransom to set Rome free. In the middle-ages, pepper was used as currency to pay taxes and rent, which is where the saying ‘a peppercorn rent’ comes from in relation to ground rents and business sell offs. Peppercorns often featured in dowries and were left in wills for others to inherit. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the 1st century A.D. understood the value of peppercorns and levied import duty on them to bring in additional revenue.
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.
Black pepper is one of the most versatile spices and can be used in all kinds of savory recipes, it can also be used in sweet recipes, try dusting strawberries or watermelon lightly with black pepper to bring out their flavours, black pepper can also be added to biscuits and sugar cookies. Add to salad dressings and sauces and use as a condiment.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.