Priceless Pepper

FOOD Earthly Delights: Priceless Pepper Pinnih, Portugal      Botanical name: Piper nigrum P epper is the small berry of a tropical flowering vine native to India. The berries are borne on spikes, and on average sixteen to twenty thousand berries make up one kilogram. Black peppercorns are berries picked green and unripe and dried in the sun, the blackening caused by enzymes. Green peppercorns are also harvested unripe and pickled in vinegar or brine to preserve their colour. White peppercorns are ripe berries, their red skins washed off to reveal the pale core, and bleached in the sun. Red...

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