Black Pepper Whole
The Saras Aajeevika Black Pepper Whole by Vandhanam from Kerala is hand harvested to ensure selection of largest pepper berries with a robust, piquant and fruity flavor.
Kerala Black Pepper is the dried berry of Piper nigrum. A climbing, perennial shrub mostly found in hot, moist region of Southern India. Under cultivation vines are trailed over supporting plants. The climbing woody stems have swollen nods with clinging roots at each node. Which helps in anchoring the vine to the support trees. Also it requires hot and humid climate with above moderate rainfall. The Roughly mashed black peppercorn is produced from the still-green unripe drupes of the pepper plant. Cooked briefly in hot water, both to clean them and to prepare them for drying. This process is completely handled and processed by tribal womens Black peppercorn is considered spicier than white peppercorn. Black pepper either powdered or its decoction is widely used in traditional Indian medicine and as a home remedy for relief from sore throat, throat congestion, cough etc.
Largely used by meat packers and in canning, pickling, baking, considering for its preservative value. It has the ability to correct the seasoning of dishes, therefore used as a final dash at the end of cooking to effectively adjust the flavor. An important component of culinary seasoning of universal use and is an essential ingredient of numerous commercial foodstuffs. Also used as an ingredient in spice mixes. Black pepper is an essential ingredient in Indian system of medicine. On top of making food delicious, pepper also Improves digestion, reduces intestinal gas, acts as an Antioxidant, and is also anti-carcinogenic.