Black Pepper

Piper nigrum

Black Pepper belongs to Piperaceae family and is native to the Malabar Coast of India. India is a key producer of Black Pepper and exports much of what is grown. It is one of the most widely used spices and the constituent parts of its essential oil contribute to its value. Although traditionally used as a culinary ingredient and medicine, it is currently used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries


Dec - Apr

Part of the plant




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Amazing Trivia

When the Visigoths sacked Rome, they demanded 3,000 lbs of Black Pepper, in addition to gold and silver, as ransom