Origin: South India, Indonesia
Black pepper the unripe fruit that is harvested from a flowering vine known as Piper nigrum. Once the berries are picked, they are fermented and dried. Once the peppercorns brown and wrinkled in appearance, they are ground. The result is a mixture of peppercorn's light colored core and dark skin. Pepper is the world's most popular spice and comes in various forms ranging from whole to fine ground. Black Pepper is the spiciest from unripened berries and contains a sharp, pungent flavor that adds a spicy tang to any dish.
Coarse black pepper is between fine ground and cracked black pepper in terms of robustness. It has a medium heat and works well as a table seasoning or meat rub.
Coarse Black Pepper Uses:
- Flavoring any cuisine - American, Italian, Mexican, etc.
- Meat rub
- Salad seasoning
- Everyday table seasoning
- Soups, stews & chowders
- Sauces, dressings & gravies
- Pasta, rice & whole grain dishes
- Season beef, poultry, wild game, fish & seafood
- Pairs well with any vegetables