Peppercorns Green WholeFor using in pepper mills
These unripe green berries have been late-picked & dried. Excellent in pepper mills.
Other Common Names
Green 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.
Green peppercorns are picked green, boiled to de-activate the enzyme that turns pepper black, and then dried to prevent the enzyme reaction from turning the pericarp black.
Produce of India packed in Australia.