Pepper Cracked ASTA Black
A high quality, naturally cleaned black pepper.
Other Common Names
Cracked Black Pepper. Botanical Name: (Piper nigrum)
Description & Use
All true pepper whether black, white, green or pink comes from the berries of a tropical evergreen vine. Black peppercorns are the green unripe peppercorns picked from the vine and dried in the sun. The natural enzymes in the outer husk (pericarp) of the peppercorns turn the green berries black on drying, forming the volatile oil which gives black pepper its characteristic flavour. Piperine is in the heart of the peppercorn, and give pepper its heat. The descriptor ‘ASTA’ stands for a grade that meets the quality standards of the American Spice Trader’s Association and is recognised internationally.
Produce of Indonesia, Vietnam or Malaysia, cracked and packed in Australia.