Earth Products Black Organic Peppercorns

Earth Products Black Organic Peppercorns

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A staple in every kitchen, Black peppercorns are often referred to as the “king of spice”, for its world renowned popularity since ancient times. The peppercorn plant is native to the tropical evergreen rain forest region of South India, from where it spread to rest of the world. Peppercorns are actually fruit, and the corns are berries that are harvested and dried. These Earth Products Black Organic Peppercorns have a strong spicy taste and impressive health benefits, from the volatile oils they contain such as piperine, which evaporate from ready ground pepper products but not from these whole peppercorns.

  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan
  • Proudly South African

35g Organic Black Peppercorns from Earth Products in a pepper grinder

Health Benefits Of Black Pepper

  • Peppercorns contain impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Peppers have been in use since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent properties.
  • Peppercorns are composed of many health benefiting essential oils such as piperine, an amine alkaloid, which gives strong spicy pungent character to the pepper. It also contains numerous monoterpenes hydrocarbons such as sabinene, pinene, terpenene, limonene, mercene etc that gives aromatic property to the pepper.
  • The above-mentioned active principles in the pepper may increase the motility of the gastro-intestinal tract as well as increase the digestion power by increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. It has also been found that piperine can increase absorption of selenium, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, as well as other nutrients in the food.
  • Black peppercorns contain good amount of minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme,superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for cellular respiration and blood cell production.
  • They are also excellent source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as Pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin.
  • Peppercorns are rich source of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A. They also rich in flavonoid polyphenolic anti-oxidants like carotenes, cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lycopene. These compounds help body remove harmful free radicals and help protect from cancers and diseases.


Whole black organic peppercorns


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