Fairtrade Organic White Peppercorns

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Product: Fairtrade Organic White Peppercorns

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 it. 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: Did you know that 1 teaspoon of white peppercorns contains 7 calories? Although eating 1 teaspoon of this pungent spice all to yourself, would take some doing! Peppercorns contain capsaicin, a chemical that has been used in topical creams as an analgesic. White Pepper also contains vitamin C and manganese and iron.

Ingredients: Dried unripe berries 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 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. White pepper has a milder taste than black pepper and can be used as both a condiment and a seasoning.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

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