Black pepper (Piper nigrum – Latin name), in addition to salt, an essential spice in every kitchen and international restaurants is originally from Indonesia’s tropical forests.
It is a creeper plant that gives berries from the fruit (known to us as peppercorns) and can reach a height of 10 m.
Although in nature there are over 2000 species of pepper famous division we can divide pepper on this market spices on a black, white, green and red pepper.
Color pepper does not depend on primary types of plants from which he was picked more than the way in which the grain has been prepared for use.
Red pepper is obtained when they’ve harvested fully ripe and red beans, which are dipped in salt water and then frozen or quick drying.
Green pepper is prepared, in the same way, but the beans are harvested early while they are still green.
White pepper produced from ripe or peeled peppercorns.
Black pepper is obtained when they’re harvested green beans and then without any processing dried in the sun.
Black pepper is a famous spice from Asia
Black pepper in the first place encourages digestion, eliminates bacteria in the stomach to prevent the bloating of the stomach and the formation of gases.
And not only that, the antimicrobial activity of pepper prevents the spoilage of food seasoned with spices.
Black pepper stimulates the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, particularly beta-carotene and vitamin B.
Use of black pepper is useful for people who are overweight because it speeds up metabolism and burning calories and, therefore, encourages weight loss.
This medicinal herb contains phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that fight undesirable free radicals in the body so as to contribute to the protection of the body from cancer.
Black pepper prevents water retention by stimulating sweating and excreting urine.
Black peppercorns in combination with a mulled red wine effectively suppressed cold.
Tea of pepper with appropriate herbs useful is a natural remedy for a cough, and ground pepper with honey (NOT for VEGAN).
Some research suggests that inhaling steam containing black pepper (for example vapor tea pepper), effective for quitting cigarettes.
Essential oil of black pepper used externally, relieves arthritis pain, improves circulation, reduces cellulite, relaxes the muscles, soothes cramps and combats acne and pimples.
Finally, it is important to say and that the pepper is very common and highly prized ingredient for the preparation of medicines in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), which means that it’s healing properties at a high level.
In addition, of all above this ingredient can treat diabetes type II.
Given that black pepper is one of the famous and the most commonly used spices in your daily food and is added to many dishes, if we want to fully enjoy its smell and taste, it is best grinding just before use.
When you are buying pepper you should pay attention to the fact that larger and heavier and more regular grain shape of higher quality than those that are not.
Note: Excessive use of pepper is not recommended for people who have serious problems with hemorrhoids, damaged stomach or liver.