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Black Pepper Plant (Piper nigrum (Pepper))

growing black pepper is possible and here’s a little more black pepper information which will make it even more worthy beyond saving a couple of dollars.

Peppercorns have good reason for costing dearly; they have been traded between East and West for centuries, were known to the ancient Greeks and Romans and served as currency in some European countries. This prized spice stimulates salivation and the production of gastric juices and is a revered food flavoring throughout the world.

Piper nigrum, or peppercorn plant, is a tropical plant cultivated for its black, white and red peppercorns. The three colors of peppercorn are simply different stages of the same peppercorn. Black peppercorns are the dried immature fruit or drupes of the peppercorn plant while white pepper is made from the inner portion of the mature fruit.

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