Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavor and as a traditional medicine.
Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice. Known as the “King of spices”,
it occupies the largest percentage in the international spice trade.
It is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world.
The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine.
Black pepper is ubiquitous in the modern world as a seasoning and is often paired with salt.
Pepper spirit is also used in many medicinal and beauty products, and Pepper
oil is used as an ayurvedic massage oil and used in certain beauty and herbal treatments.