Product: Organic White Pepper, Ground
Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Plant Family: Piperaceae
Other Names: White Pepper, Blanc Poivre, Pimienta Blanca, Weißer Pfeffer, Hu Jiao Mian, Saphed Mirch & Beyaz Biber.
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.
Interesting Fact: White pepper is more expensive to produce than black pepper which is why it is more costly. In order to make white pepper, the dark ripened skin or pericarp of the black peppercorn has to be totally removed to reveal the creamy white which is a laborious process that requires the pericarp to be gently scraped away to reveal the creamy white perisperm underneath. The resulting spice has a sharper and hotter effect on the taste buds with a sweeter edge to black pepper.
Ingredients: Dried, ground fruits of Piper nigrum.
Allergy Advice: White Pepper contains a naturally occurring source of salicylates and is best avoided by people eating a salicylate free diet.
White pepper has a milder flavour than black pepper and has a distinctive ‘bite’, it is used in in Asia cuisine and is the preferred choice of pepper for chefs when seasoning light coloured foods such as Béchamel sauce, mashed potato and savoury custards. Use as a table condiment or add to salad dressings and sauces. Our white pepper is selected and ground by experts.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.