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.
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 ground.
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.
Ingredients 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