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 the 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.
Fine ground black pepper is ground down to a sand-like graininess. Depending on the usage, fine ground black pepper will have a seemingly milder heat level. Unless used heavily, most foods can mask or mingle with the spice's intensity.
Fine Ground Black Pepper Uses:
- Flavoring all cuisine - American, Italian, Mexican, etc.
- Everyday table seasoning
- Soups, stews & chowders
- Sauces, dressings & gravies
- Pasta, rice & whole grain dishes
- Eggs & egg dishes
- Casseroles, lasagna & baked dishes
- Skillet or crock pot meals
- Season beef, poultry, lamb, wild game, fish & seafood
- Pairs well with all vegetables & potatoes