Black pepper, Piper nigrum, is a climbing perennial plant in the family Piperaceae which is grown for its fruits. The fruits are used to produce black, white, and green peppercorns which are commonly used as a spice in cooking. This may be vining or have bushy, wooden stems.
It is no surprise then that this spice is known as the ‘king of the spices. ‘ Overall, the characteristic flavor of black peppercorns is spicy, woody, warm, terpy, and herbaceous.
High in antioxidants. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your cells.
Has anti-inflammatory properties.
May benefit your brain.
May improve blood sugar control.
May lower cholesterol levels.
May have cancer-fighting properties.
A versatile spice