Black pepper, or ‘Kali Mirch’ is one of the most common used spices all around the world. Ever wondered where does is come from or how is it made? Piper Nigrum is a wildly grown climber that has small green fruits called Green Peppercorns, these are processed and dried up to make black pepper.
These small green fruits are basically the fresh pepper that have many benefits especially in the medicine field and were commonly used in the ancient times.
- Improves appetite and digestion.
- Relieves cold and cough.
- Eradicates parasitic worms.
- Cancer fighter.
- Works as an anti-tumor.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that Piper Nigrum fruits aka the fresh pepper have promising antibacterial activity.
The fresh green pepper is soft to bite and is milder than black peppercorn. It is used in preparation of sauces, curries or seasoning of poultry dishes. Consumption of green pepper helps in digestion since the presence of piperine helps in the secretion of stomach juices which increases the rate of digestion. Also works against intestinal issues.
It is also now used to modern medicine and is an important ingredient. The spiciness of the fruit is due to the alkaloid compound piperine which prevents diseases and most commonly used to cure cold and cough.
The fruit of the plant does not only produce black pepper, but also white pepper, green pepper, red peppercorns and pink peppercorns.
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If you have any more uses/ recipes of Green peppercorn, please do share in comments for our readers. Green peppercorns are easily available in shops and stores during winter months.
So add green pepper to your diet this winter and stay healthy.
Also read the benefits of home cooking to ensure healthy living.