Black pepper is the universal spice that has witnessed millennia of seasons. No dish can escape the sprinkle of black pepper as its smoky and spicy aura completes the code of whole cuisines. The vines of black pepper are a familiar treat in India but they are also grown in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brazil commercially to gain the peppercorns.
Black pepper climber vines grow can take the assistance of either walls or tall trees to manifest a good height of ten meters. Its unmistakable smoky, hot, and spicy taste makes it a perfect match for the savory dishes. It can also be crushed over sweet fruits like strawberries to enhance its sweet taste.
Black pepper is a small round fruit with a single seed and its signature taste due to its unique active ingredient called piperine. Apart from being in shakers on the dining table, black pepper also has its flags that flail with pride in medicinal areas. All thanks to piperine, it imparts various medicinal benefits like controlling elevated blood sugar levels, promoting healthy gut and brain activities, improving cholesterol levels, and so forth. Black pepper also works wonders when it comes to supporting respiratory tract infections, constipation, obesity, skin problems, hair loss, and even cancer.
Various meta-analyses prove that no matter the size of black pepper, it houses the whole medicinal arsenal in itself to combat a plethora of disorders.