Black peppercorns (Piper nigrum), often referred to as the king of spices, come from India and are still grown today mainly in India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil. The spice is made of not fully ripe fruit of the drupe plant, which becomes black and brown during the drying process. The peppercorns are round and wrinkled, and their characteristic burning taste is due to the piperine they contain.
Black pepper we use every day in the kitchen is a very versatile spice and has remarkable taste and healing properties. It is an indispensable addition to many dishes from around the world. In addition to black pepper, there are also white and green pepper, which are the fruits of the same plant, harvested in different stages of growth and then subjected to appropriate processes.