Black Kampot Pepper 50g
Incredibly popular black pepper, often referred as “king of spice”, is a well-known spice since ancient times. The peppercorn plant is native to tropical evergreen rain forest of South Indian state, Kerala, from where it spread to tropical regions. Botanically, peppercorn belongs to the family of Piperaceae of the genus of piper; and known scienti cally as Piper nigrum. It is a perennial vine and climber that requires supporting tree or pole to grow in height. The pepper plant start producing small round berries after about three to four years of plantation. Technically, the pepper berry is a drupe, measuring about 5 mm in diameter, containing a single large seed at its center.
Black peppers have a strong pungent avor that comes to them from volatile-oils, such as piperine. In case of ground peppercorns, these volatile oils may disappear because of evaporation of these compounds if kept open in the air for extended periods.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK PEPPER
1/ RESPIRATORY DISORDER
Black Pepper is extremely useful for respiratory disorders and asthma. For such type of patients, it is suggested to give the mix of black pepper powder in the dose of 500 mg. along with honey, sugar and oil.
2/ MOUTH DISEASE
For clarity in your hoarse voice, dental cavities, in removing bad breadth (halitosis), gargle Black Pepper Powder along with salt and warm water or bite a black pepper corn. This mix is also useful for upper respiratory infections such as recurrent sore throat, pharyngitis, and mouth diseases.
3/ DIGESTION & DETOX
Black Pepper in the diet helps in digestion and also give reliefs from gaseous distension and indigestion. Piperine stimulates the production of bile by the liver, it then plays its purifying role of eliminating toxins. Tip for “Detox” dieters: feel free to add a few grinds of pepper in your vegetable soup!
For Headache and migraine, nasal drops of Black pepper powder prepared in milk are used. It helps to remove the chronic headache.
Pepper has aphrodisiac effects, probably due to its toning properties and to its vasodilating action. It is recommended to chew each day six peppercorns with four almonds and a glass of milk!
Black pepper reduces itching and discharge through the lesions when used in the form of local application on skin disorders.
Peppercorns are a good source of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A. They are also rich in avonoid polyphenolic anti-oxidants like carotenes, cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lycopene. These compounds help the body removing harmful free radicals and help protect from cancers and diseases.
HOW TO USE FRESH GRINDED PEPPER - SOME IDEAS
The Kampot black pepper develops strong and delicate aromas. Its taste is very intense and mild at the same time, with hints of eucalyptus and fresh mint. It complements grilled meats and sh perfectly. It is best not to cook pepper. Instead it should be milled freshly on the plate.
The Kampot red pepper develops powerful fruity aromas. Its unique taste, less spicy than the black pepper, has sweet notes of red fruit and honey. It enhances and avours your dishes and desserts. Its delicate aroma develops in particular when added to strawberries and pears.
The Kampot white pepper develops a powerful bouquet and delicate aromas. Its intense, spicy taste conceals hints of fresh herbs and lemon.
And many more... * Alphonse Allais, French Author