One of the world's most popular spices, black peppercorns are actually unripe green fruits (berries) that have been sun-dried after fermenting. These whole organic peppercorns are carefully selected from the world's premier pepper-producing regions. Freshly ground peppercorns lend satisfying heat and bite to most any dish. They work well in combination with other herbs and spices, and are commonly found in spice blends. Frontier organic bulk black peppercorns are kosher certified and non-irradiate. Pepper berries are at first green; they turn red as they ripen. The stage at which they're harvested (and whether or not they are husked) determines the color of the resulting spice. Black pepper is harvested while the berries are still green--before ripening. Sun drying turns them dark brown and wrinkly. Pepper's rich history can be traced through the records of ancient Rome, the monastic records of the Middle Ages, and the logs of early traders and explorers. In 1180, A Guild of Pepperers-- the most important guild of the time-- was in existence in London. Often equated with money, pepper has been used for taxes, rent, dowries and ransom. When Alaric the Goth besieged Rome, gold, silver, and pepper were demanded as ransom. (The gold and silver were easy enough to come by, but the pepper gave them some trouble.) The quest of pepper largely defines the history of the spice trade.
- Non Irradiated
- Non ETO
Botanical Name Piper nigrum Common Name Peppercorns, Black Country of Origin India/Vietnam Cut Whole Package Type Bulk Bag Size 1 lb
Pepper is native to the monsoon areas of Southeast Asia. Over 13 types of black pepper are grown commercially today, primarily in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.
Organic Black Peppercorns.