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A woody vine native to Asia, rich in piperine and piperidine; BP’s dried unripe fruit is used in Chinese herbal medicine as a GItonic, and for constipation, food poisoning, obesity, sinusitis, and vomiting; it has been used in western herbal medicine as a cardiostimulant and to enhance renal function
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Whenever possible, grind whole peppercorns fresh as and when you need it, using either a mill or a pestle and mortar.
Drizzle the mackerel with the butter sauce and top each fish with a sprig of peppercorn.
Black pepper, green pepper, and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit (Piper nigrum); the difference in their color is a reflection of varying stages of development and processing methods.
To make an authentically flavored pho broth, begin with vegetable or mushroom stock and add black peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, coriander seeds, and fresh ginger as the broth simmers.
Maldon Salt MD Steven Osborne said: "We realised there were no really good quality peppercorns on the market so we decided to source our own.
Enzymes turn the skin black and as a result, black peppercorns have the strongest flavor.
The taste is hot and penetrating Experts say consumers should buy whole peppercorns because they retain flavor much longer than ground pepper.
The Cheshire-based firm had heat-treated the peppercorns for Midland and when mould developed in parts of three of the 15tonne batches, it disputed responsibility.
Sichuan peppercorns have a wonderful flavour but are not in fact REAL peppercorns.
You'll find whole reddish brown Sichuan peppercorns sold in plastic bags; to release their fragrance, toast them briefly before grinding or crushing.
The Pink Peppercorn Dressing has balanced the sweet flavor of honey with just the right dose of pink peppercorns.