|Our ground black pepper is our most popular pepper and is perfect for day-to-day usage in your kitchen. With a 30 mesh this dustless black ground pepper has had the smaller particles (that naturally occur during the grinding process) removed for a more uniform appearance.
Black peppercorns are produced from a flowering vine and are picked as still-green unripe berries of the pepper plant. The berries are cooked briefly in hot water and then dried. It is during this stage that the peppercorn becomes shriveled and wrinkled and turns to its black or brown color. Black pepper is a native to the Malabar region on the Western Coast of South India. This aromatic spice has a fruity, pungent fragrance and was introduced into Europe more than 3,000 years ago. The storied history of the spice trade has long been about pepper and spice lore even has it that Attila the Hun once demanded, and ultimately received, 3,000 lbs. of it as ransom for the city of Rome in 408 AD. Pepper today still remains as the most popular spice in terms of overall volume.
Our black pepper is sourced from India, Indonesia and Vietnam (depending on the time of ear) but you can also find black peppercorns grown in Malaysia and Brazil. If you are looking for other convenient ground peppers you will love these - for even more flavor Ground Black Pepper, Coarse Grind (20 Mesh), for maximum flavor Cracked Black Pepper, for those that prefer a lighter touch on their pepper try our Ground White Pepper.
If you've never tried freshly ground pepper you should really experience what a peppermill can do to some delicious peppercorns. Pepper lovers swear by grinding their own pepper - it's easy and the taste is out of this world! Once you try it you will never go back!