Black pepper comes from the berries of the pepper plant. Black pepper, green pepper and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit (Piper nigrum); the difference in their color is a reflection of varying stages of development and processing methods.
Black pepper is ground from dried, whole unripe fruit. Black pepper is the most pungent and flavorful of all types of peppers and is used as both a spice and a medicine.
Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Good for stomach - Increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion.
Rich source of manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and dietary fiber.