What is Black pepper?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


Black pepper is a flowering vine cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice or seasoning. The fruit is known as peppercorn when dried. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine. Eastern medicine has traditionally used it a a medicine for many conditions.

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