Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit).
TIP: Crushing whole peppercorns and creating freshly cracked black pepper will create the freshest, best flavor.
Posted by Jothi on 5th Nov 2016
If your purpose of the corns to add heat, then just use crushed. Never powder the corns, loses its originality in the process of powdering.
Posted by Joe on 24th Dec 2015
I have gotten so sad from buying spice at the supermarket, and finding it is about my age and long past its prime, like me. This is fresh packed and still smells and taste like it should.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Sep 2014
Its good as you buy from india