Dustless Black Pepper Shaker Grind

Doragon Provisions SKU: 200400000376

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Dustless Shaker-Grind Black Pepper is an essential seasoning, highly aromatic with a crisp, robust flavor that complements a wide variety of foods.

- Finely ground to a smooth texture and sifted to remove dust
- A mix of black, brown and off-white grounds
- Ground to pass through at least US #25 mesh

Black Peppercorns come from the common pepper plant (Piper nigrum), a flowering tropical plant that was originally native to India. The plant produces tiny berries or "drupes." These berries can be harvested and processed at various stages of their maturity to achieve different flavors and colors. Black Peppercorns are harvested at full maturity, but before they ripen. When picked, they are somewhere between green and yellow. They are next briefly boiled and then allowed to dry and ferment until they become wrinkled, black and very aromatic, with a moderately hot, pungent flavor.

While Vietnam is currently the world's largest producer of Black Peppercorns, India was the site of the first documented peppercorn use, in the 4th century B.C. Experts believe the plant originated in the Southern Indian state of Kerala.

Peppercorns have far-reaching cultural and historical significance. Europeans sought them as far back as ancient times, and as a result they often drove exploration and commerce. As early as the Roman Empire, they were bought, sold and taxed. The lure of pepper and other spices brought explorers from all over Europe to India during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Peppercorns were sometimes accepted in lieu of money in dowries, taxes and rents, such was their value!

Black Peppercorns are a common ingredient in chai, an Indian spiced black tea beverage, along with spices that are believed to be "warming tonics," such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and star anise.


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