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Black Pepper Facts: Everything you need to know


Peppercorns are actually a tiny fruit, the drupe of a flowering climbing vine known as piper nigrum, grown in tropical regions, native to the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia. 


Did you know?

Black pepper is the number one selling spice in America, and has been used in cooking for over 2,000 years! 


Six reasons to sprinkle some more

  • May help stimulate digestion.
  • May reduce inflammation.
  • May help relieve the symptoms of a cold and cough.
  • May enable weight loss.
  • May help improve skin.
  • May help address depression. 


Moderation is key

Consuming too much black pepper may cause gastrointestinal issues, as well as an upset stomach. To find out more visit 



Use on almost any dish to lend a familiar, but extra tasty bite.

15 Vitamins and Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Sodium
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Zinc

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