Peppercorns White Ground
For a strong pepper heat without the characteristic flavour of black pepper.
Other Common Names
White 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.
White pepper is made by soaking nearly ripe (yellow to pink) peppercorns in water, then rubbing them to remove the enzyme-containing pericarp before drying them. White pepper is hotter than black, however it lacks the “oily” taste found in black pepper, while the piperine content in the heart of the berry is more dominant.
Produce of Vietnam packed in Australia.