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. Black Pepper is the spiciest from unripened berries and contains a sharp, pungent flavor that adds a spicy tang to any dish.
Whole black pepper is the result of the unripened berries that have been through the drying process. Typically, whole peppercorns are placed in a spice mill and ground over foods for flavoring, but they can also be used in whole form. Because whole peppercorns are ground when needed, they contain a fresher, sharper heat than already ground versions.
Whole Black Pepper Uses
- Sausage making
- Rub for thick cut meats
- Pickling spice
- Everyday table use (spice mill)
- Brine, sauce, dressing & gravy
- Chai or spicy tea
- Pasta, rice & whole grain dishes
- Casseroles & baked meals
- Eggs, omelets & egg dishes
- Season beef, lamb, pork, poultry, wild game, fish & seafood
- Pairs well with all vegetables & potatoes