Black Pepper

What is Black Pepper?

Black pepper has been used for centuries and is one of the most widely used and traded spices globally. The spice is obtained from the berries (peppercorns) of the pepper plant.

It is known for its pungent and slightly spicy flavor. It is often included in various spice blends and seasoning mixes, such as curry powder, garam masala, and Cajun seasoning.

Whole black peppercorns are used in pickling brines and preserving processes, adding flavor to pickled vegetables and fruits.

In addition to its culinary uses, black pepper is also valued for its potential health benefits, antioxidant properties and use as a digestive aid.

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Information About Black Pepper

The food and beverage industry has embraced black pepper for its ability to elevate the taste profiles of diverse products, including snacks, sauces, marinades, dressings, soups, meats, and more. Its bold and robust flavor enhances the overall sensory experience, striking a balance between heat, earthiness, and subtle sweetness.

Black pepper, derived from the dried berries of the Piper nigrum vine, are harvested when they reach full maturity. The berries are then sun-dried and ground into the familiar black pepper powder or left whole, offering various options for food and beverage manufacturers.

Appearance: Black pepper typically comes in the form of small, round, and wrinkled berries called peppercorns. These peppercorns are usually about 5 mm in diameter.

Particle size: Black pepper is available in various particle sizes, depending on how it is processed. Common forms include:

Ground Pepper: This is the most common form, where peppercorns are ground into a fine powder. The particle size can vary, with some being more coarsely ground and others finely ground.

Cracked Pepper: Peppercorns are cracked or coarsely ground, resulting in larger particles, often used for a more robust texture.

Whole Peppercorns: Some recipes call for whole peppercorns, which can be added for a milder and more controlled release of flavor.

Flavor: Black pepper has a pungent and mildly spicy taste. The spiciness comes from the compound piperine, which is responsible for the characteristic heat associated with black pepper. The taste can vary depending on the source and the processing method, but it generally adds a warm and sharp flavor to dishes.

About AIFI - A Black Pepper Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading black pepper supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of spices distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality spices at competitive prices.