DescriptionOnce traded ounce for ounce for gold and today one of the most popular spices in the west. The peppercorns are actually dried fruit berries but the taste is neither sweet or savory, just pungent so can be used in both types of dishes. Quality pepper has a fresh woody smell that is agreeably aromatic. Black pepper has a generous and diverse range of Nutrients and minerals and particularly rich in vitamin A & C. For me, what really sets it apart, is its ability for assisting the assimilation of other nutrients, this benefit comes from Piperine the same compound that gives it it's unique peppery taste. For example you might pair it with Turmeric because it is said to make bio-availability of curcumin, turmeric's highly beneficial compound by up to a 1000 times! It is also responsible for even more health benefits like inflammation, cognitive function, cholesterol level, and blood pressure! A spice worth investing in since it's many benefits are unlikely to be realized when buying from mainstream sources. The goodness is in the oil, and it is easily lost when spices are left sitting on the shelf, more if they are already ground!/
- Enhances bio-availability of nutrients
- Improve Cholesterol level
- Improves digestion
- Relief from indigestion
Information according to Ayurvedic sources.