Organic Black Peppercorns Tub
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Organic Whole Black Peppercorns 125g

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Use whole in stews, soups and stocks, crush and grind over savoury dishes.

  • Current stock Best Before End 2019
  • Naturally contains piperine

  • Whole peppercorns to retain flavour

  • Organic and Fair Trade

  • The 'King of Spices’

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How to use

Black pepper, the “King of Spices”, is included in pretty much every savoury meal that we make, which is no surprise when you consider that it’s the most popular spice here in the UK and the US (with cinnamon coming a close second!).
This spice is native to India and is obtained from a flowering vine from the Piperaceae family. There are a number of different types of pepper, including black, white and green.

More Info

What do I Taste Like?
Earthy with a hint of citrus.  
Where am I From?
Our Organic Black Peppercorns are grown in the Kerala region, known as "India's Spice Garden". Our producer works with small artisan farmers throughout the growing process to make farming a viable option, including education in sustainable organic farming methods, making a marked difference in the lives of these Indian farmers. 
Why Fair Trade?
With your help, we’re making a difference to the lives of those who produce our Black Peppercorns.
In this area, these Fair Trade premiums are used for ongoing education in new farming techniques, including cultivation, processing and storage, all of which helps reduce waste and increase crop yield. Fair Trade contributions are also providing solar lamps, to enable students to continue their studies during power cuts and so avoid damage to their eyes from reading in a poor light. 



1. Where do Peppercorns Come from?

Peppercorns are from a flowering vine, native to India and
Southeast Asia. Lucy Bee Whole Black Peppercorns are from
Kerala, India.

2. Are Peppercorns a Spice?

 Yes, they are a spice.

3. How Do Peppercorns Grow? 

Peppercorns grow on a flowering vine. The fruit or drupe (a fruit
with a single seed in the middle) is dried. This is a peppercorn,
as we know it.

4. What are Cracked Peppercorns?

Cracked peppercorns are peppercorns which have been

5. How to Crack Black Peppercorns? 

To crack black peppercorns, add to a pepper grinder and grind
as needed.

6. What Makes Black Pepper Spicy? 

Black pepper contains piperine which gives it its spice.

7. Is Black Pepper a Fruit? 

Black pepper is a flowering vine and is cultivated for its fruit.

8. Are Peppercorns Seeds?

 Yes, they are. They grow on a flowering vine and when fully
mature the fruit or drupe contains a single seed.

Nutritional Information 

100% Organic Black Peppercorns

Typical Values Per 100g
Energy (kj) 1050
Energy (kcal) 251
Fat 3.3g
of which Saturates 1.4g
Carbohydrate 64g
of which Sugars 0.6g
Fibre 25.3g
Protein 10.4g
Salt 0g

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5.00 Average

15 Reviews

Rebecca L

Second time purchasing this product, love it!!!

Hi Rebecca, thank you again for another brilliant review! It's great that you love the black pepper, it does have so much flavour to it. If you need any recipe ideas please check out where we have lots of different recipes for you. Daisy

Jade M

Rebecca H

Thank you for your great review, Rebecca. If you need any recipes ideas check out our website :) Hannah

Susan B

I have used these for a few years now - I haven't found better black pepper anywhere else.

Hi Susan, Thank you for your great review. It's great to hear that you are using our black pepper consistently. If you need any recipe ideas, check out our website and also our blog to see why we should use black pepper with turmeric. Hannah


Caroline W

Now then, I could’ve bought whole peppercorns from anywhere but the fact that I trust Lucy Bee as a brand and that this product is organic and fair trade - well I’m not going to go anywhere else. Oh an me I love the ‘did you know?’ facts and other info on the packaging.

Thanks for this Caroline. We love to hear feedback, which is also really helpful for us in making sure we're doing the best that we can. Petrina

Naomi S

Gorgeous products and love that they are organic and so ethically sourced x

Hi Naomi, Thanks for this. Fair Trade is at the foundation of all that we do and we're passionate about organic products and being as eco-friendly as we can, from the products to packaging. Petrina

Elizabeth H

Gail P

Far superior to any other brand of peppercorns

Thank you for your review Gail - Enjoy! If you are looking for any recipe inspiration head to Jess

Andrea W

Better than any other brand I’ve tried

Thank you for your review Andrea! Lucy Bee Black Peppercorns naturally contain pipeline, which helps us absorb the nutrients in foods that we need. If you consume your black pepper with Lucy bee Turmeric it maximises the benefits of turmeric. Jess :)


Christine J


Hi Christine, thanks for your feedback! I agree - they have such a lovely flavour! Did you know that our black peppercorns naturally contain pipeline, which helps us absorb the nutrients in foods that we need. Our peppercorns also maximises the benefits of turmeric when the two are eaten together! Jess


Great quality and flavour

Thanks for your feedback! I agree it adds great seasoning to any dish with its' lovely flavour! Jess

Karen L

Great product, organic & Fair Trade what's not to like!

Thanks for this. If you need any recipe idea, check out our website and also our blog to see why we should use black pepper with turmeric. Petrina

Anne W